ERIC Number: ED134155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Subject Access to Education Literature; Dewey Decimal Classification.
Dickey, Eve M.; Custer, Benjamin A.
Because of its hierarchical notation, the Dewey Decimal Classification is advantageous for machine searching. However, the increased volume of topics in recent years has made recoding in the system necessary. Education, for example, is a rapidly changing field, and the Dewey Decimal Classification system has not kept pace. As a result subject access to some education literature can be frustrating. It is expected that the forthcoming Edition 19 will do much to overcome the present shortcomings. (WBC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Library Association Conference (Chicago, Illinois, July, 1976) ; May be marginally legible due to print quality of original