At the request of the European DDC Users’ Group (EDUG) 930 Archaeology Working Group, we have studied the provision for special notation to represent treatment of topics and places from an archaeological viewpoint. We have always intended that the archaeology of a specific subject outside of 900 go with the subject (plus the appropriate subdivision of Table 1—09 if applicable), but we realize that there are currently no specific instructions to this end beyond standard Dewey practice. We propose to make this instruction specific, and to extend it through the addition of specific notation in Table 1 and under 930-990. We also propose small adjustments to existing instructions under 930.1, 609, and 338.09.
A draft outlining the specific proposals is available on the discussion paper page of the Dewey web site. Please comment directly to this blog entry or by one of the alternative methods given with the draft by 15 September 2012.