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The Dewey Decimal Classification® (DDC) Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) is a ten-member international board whose main function is to advise the DDC editors and OCLC on matters relating to changes, innovations and the general development of the DDC to make it work better for you and your library users. Nominated by various organizations, EPC members represent the interests of libraries around the world as they guide the ongoing development of the DDC.

EPC Meeting 137-2 Agenda

EPC members

EPC members value input from other librarians, so please contact any of them to discuss DDC-related concerns.

Member Organization Location Nominated by
Andrea Kappler Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Evansville, Indiana, USA American Library Association
Paula Van Strien Library and Archives Canada/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Library and Archives Canada (OCLC)
Caroline Kent
British Library Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, England CILIP
Deborah Rose-Lefmann
Northwestern University Library Evanston, Illinois, USA American Library Association
Melissa Parent Australian Catholic University Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Australian Committee on Cataloguing (OCLC)
Sylvie Leblanc Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Montréal, Québec, Canada OCLC
Jonathan Furner
(EPC Chair)
University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, USA American Library Association
Gert de Jager University of South Africa Pretoria, South Africa Sabinet Online Standards Committee (OCLC)
Caroline Saccucci
(LC Continuing Member)
Library of Congress Washington, DC, USA Library of Congress
Michele Zwierski (EPC Vice Chair) Nassau Library System Uniondale, NY, USA OCLC

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