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DDC Deutsch project

The DDC Deutsch project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) was carried out from October 2002 to August 2005 at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and the Deutsche Bibliothek (now German National Library . The aim of the project was to translate the 22nd Edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, which appeared in July 2003 in the United States, into German. Thus, the first German translation of the DDC was also the first translation of the 22nd edition.

In addition to a print edition in the internationally accepted form published in October 2005 by K. G. Saur Verlag (now De Gruyter Saur), the German National Library set up and operated a German DDC 22 web service called Melvil .

The actual translation work was carried out by the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. The following work areas have been carried out by the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Cooperation with various institutions (the licensor OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), the Library of Congress (LoC), the DFG, consortium and the DDC Deutsch expert group)
  • Public relations and training
  • Updating and further development of DDC Deutsch
  • Coordination of the critical review of the translations produced in Cologne by colleague (PDF, 19KB, Not barrier-free file.) different libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in particular with regard to the terminology in the different disciplines and the extension or adaptation of the Relative Index terms to reflect the search habits of German users
  • IT support and development

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Last update: 17.08.2017

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