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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 members

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

Member Organization Location Nominated by
Gert de Jager University of South Africa Pretoria, South Africa Sabinet Online Standards Committee (OCLC)
Jonathan Furner
(EPC Chair)
University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, USA American Library Association
Andrea Kappler Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Evansville, Indiana, USA American Library Association
Sylvie Leblanc Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Montréal, Québec, Canada OCLC
Jo Maxwell Bibliographic Data Services (BDS) Dumfries, Scotland UK DDC Users Forum
Melissa Parent State Library of Victoria Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Australian Committee on Cataloguing (OCLC)
Deborah Rose-Lefmann Northwestern University Library Evanston, Illinois, USA American Library Association
Caroline Saccucci
(LC Continuing Member)
Library of Congress Washington, DC, USA Library of Congress
Paula Van Strien Library and Archives Canada/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Library and Archives Canada (OCLC)
Michele Zwierski (EPC Vice Chair) Nassau Library System Uniondale, NY, USA OCLC

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