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The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) is a ten-member international joint committee of OCLC and ALA. As an advisory body, representing the users of the DDC, the purpose of EPC is to make recommendations to OCLC with respect to editorial policy for the DDC and upon such other matters as may be referred to it by OCLC for study, and reporting annually thereon to OCLC, to ALA, and to the library profession generally. Nominated by various organizations, the EPC meets annually to represent the interests of libraries around the world as they guide the ongoing development of the DDC.

Current draft proposals to revise the DDC are available at the Dewey Exhibits site; EPC members welcome feedback from Dewey users on proposals or other DDC-related concerns.

EPC members

Melissa Parent
(EPC Chair)
State Library of Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ALIA Community on Resource Description; OCLC nominee

Jo Maxwell
(EPC Vice Chair)
Bibliographic Data Services (BDS)
Dumfries, Scotland
UK DDC User Forum

Elise Conradi
Oslo, Norway
European DDC Users Group nomination

Daniel Joudrey
Simmons University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
American Library Association nomination

Sylvie Leblanc
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Montréal, Québec, Canada
OCLC nomination

Emily McDonald
Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
American Library Association nomination

Deon Schutte
Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
OCLC nomination

Paula Van Strien
Library and Archives Canada/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Library and Archives Canada; OCLC nomination

Camilla Williams
Library of Congress
Washington, DC, USA
Library of Congress Continuing Member

Jo Williams
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
American Library Association nomination

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