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The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system has been translated into more than 30 languages and serves library users in over 200,000 libraries in 135+ countries worldwide, making it the world's most widely used library classification system. More than 60 of these countries use the DDC to organize their national bibliographies. Here are translations recently completed or in progress.

Arabic

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is in the process of translating Edition 22.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Sohair Wastawy, Chief Librarian
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El-Shatby, Alexandria 21526
Egypt
E-mail: Sohair.Wastawy@bibalex.org

Chinese

The National Library of China has proposed a Chinese translation of Edition 21.

For more information, contact:
Publishing House of the National Library of China
7 Wenjin Street
Beijing 10-0034 China

French

In 2005, ASTED (Association pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation) published the French translation of Abridged Edition 14.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Louis Cabral, Executive Director
ASTED
3414 avenue du Parc, Bureau 202
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H5 Canada
E-mail: info@asted.org

Le Cercle de la Librairie in Paris, France, has published several abridged versions of unabridged editions, including one based on Edition 22 in 2005. For more information, contact:
Editions du Cercle de la Librairie
35, rue Grégoire-de-Tours
75279 Paris France

German

Work is completed at Die Deutsche Bibliothek on the first German translation of the DDC. The translation is based on DDC 22, and is the first outside of the English-language standard edition to be published simultaneously in Web and print versions.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Heidrun Alex
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49-69-1525-1544
Telefax: +49-69-1525-1555
E-mail: h.alex@d-nb.de
http://www.d-nb.de/eng/

Greek

The Greek Department of Education, the Greek Library Association and the National Documentation Centre published the Greek translation of Abridged Edition 13 in 2002.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Evi Sachini, head
Development Department
National Documentation Centre
48 Vas. Constantinou
GR-11635 Athens Greece
E-mail: esachin@ekt.gr

Hebrew

The Israeli Center for Libraries has completed a Hebrew translation of Abridged Edition 14.

For more information, contact:
Ms. Orly Onn, Head of Publications
The Israeli Center for Libraries
5 Hachavatzelet St., P.O. Box 242
Jerusalem 91002 Israel
http://www.icl.org.il/

Icelandic

An Icelandic translation of Abridged Edition 13 was published in 2002.

For more information, contact:
Gudrun Karlsdottir, Head of Cataloguing
The National and University Library of Iceland
Arngrimsgata 3
IS-107 Reykjavik Iceland
E-mail: ibs@bok.hi.is

Italian

A translation of Abridged Edition 14 was published in 2006. DDC22 was published in 2009

For more information, contact:
Michele Costa
Amminstratore Unico
Editrice Bibliografica SpA
Via Bergonzoli, 1/5
20127 Milano
tel. +39 02 28315996
fax +39 02 28315906
www.bibliografica.it

Korean

A Korean translation of Abridged Edition is proposed.

For for more information, contact:
Dr. Oh Dong-Geun
Department of Library & Information Science
Keimyung University
1000 Shindang-dong, Dalseo-ku
Taegu, 704-701 Korea

Kim Sun-Tae, President
Taeil Press Co.
262 Namsan 2-dong, Jung-ku
Taegu, 700-442 Korea

Norwegian

The National Library of Norway and the Norwegian Directorate for Public Libraries completed an abridged translation of Edition 21 in August 2002.

For more information, contact:
Annike Selmar
Office of the National Librarian
National Library of Norway
P.O.B. 2674 Solli
N-0203 Oslo Norway
E-mail: nb@nb.no

Russian

A Russian translation of DDC 21 was published in 2000, under the aegis of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Yakov L. Shraiberg, First Deputy Director
Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology
12 Kuznetski most
103919, Moscow Russia
E-mail: shra@GPNTB.MSK.SU

Spanish

A Spanish translation of Abridged Edition 14 is complete.

For more information, contact:
Panamerican Technology Group S. A.
Century Tower, Suite 516
Panama City
Panama
E-mail: luis.torres@ptglatina.com

Swedish

An exploratory study is underway for a mixed Swedish-English translation.

For more information, contact:
Magdalena Svanberg, Executive Director
National Cooperation Department
Kungl.biblioteket/National Library of Sweden
Mail: Box 5039, SE-102 41 Stockholm
Visits: Birger Jarlsgatan 41, Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 463 44 45
Fax: +46 8 463 40 04
Mobile: +46 73 917 16 37
E-mail: magdalena.svanberg@kb.se
Website: www.kb.se

Vietnamese

A Vietnamese translation of Abridged Edition 14 was published in 2006.

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