The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) is frequently updated by the Dewey editorial team. These changes are available in WebDewey the next day. Consequently, print editions, with their multiyear publication cycles, became obsolete very quickly. In an effort to provide libraries with the most up-to-date information available, OCLC has decided to discontinue publishing English-language print editions of the DDC. This means that:
- OCLC will sell remaining copies of English-language print products based on DDC 23 (including DDC 23, Abridged 15 and 200 Religion Class) until June 2018 or until current copies are depleted
- Updates will continue to be published via WebDewey, but will no longer be posted to the Dewey Services update page after June 2018
- Existing non-English Dewey print editions will continue to be available from our translation partners
Please know that the DDC will continue to be updated and expanded to meet the needs of the library community. WebDewey will continue to benefit from these changes and this decision will not impact or alter the important contributions of the Dewey editorial team.