Several presentations from the Dewey Breakfast/Update at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference on June 28, 2008, are now up on the Dewey web site. My presentation on groups of people is a preview of the major changes to the treatment of groups of people across the DDC plus our proposed timetable for introduction of the changes. We've discussed these changes in many past entries, most recently in the report on EPC Meeting 129 last month. We expect to post the draft versions of Table 1 —08–09 and 305–306 for final user comment in early August. Juli Beall discussed literary periods—you'll be hearing more from her later this week on one aspect of her presentation, the treatment of literary periods for writers who write under more than one name. Michael Panzer discussed the two sides of Dewey—the language-neutral side and language-dependent side—as an introduction to a research project under way with Deutsche Nationalbibliothek to explore the possibilities of an integrated display of Dewey in several different languages using MelvilClass.
- Include other classification schemes?
- Display unclassed counts/percentages in summary and chart?
- Treat Fic, B, and E as DDC numbers?
- For latest edition, include full and abridged in summary?
- What should be included in details section?
- Include links to other services, e.g., ClassWeb?
- Add feature for class number suggestions?
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