Earlier today, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB) notified current MelvilClass and MelvilSearch users about the official launch of WebDewey Deutsch (WebDewey DE) and WebDeweySearch. WebDewey DE uses the same generic interface found in WebDewey and WebDewey SV (the Swedish-English mixed version of WebDewey). WebDewey DE is the successor to MelvilClass, the web-based tool developed at DNB to provide access to the German translation of DDC 22. The number building / user contribution tool that we've been writing about with some frequency since its deployment in WebDewey on 11 November will be available in WebDewey DE sometime later this week; our colleagues at DNB contributed mightily to the design and testing of the tool.
WebDeweySearch is an end-user browsing tool based on the look and feel of WebDewey and funded by Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, National Library of Norway, and National Library of Sweden with the permission of OCLC. The basic design of WebDeweySearch owes much to the original design of MelvilSearch, an end-user browsing tool developed by DNB. The Swedish version of WebDeweySearch was deployed earlier this year (see Ingrid Berg's presentation from the International Dewey Users Meeting in August 2012).