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Guidance from the experts

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.

Jonathan Furner
(EPC Chair)
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA
American Library Association nomination

Gert de Jager
University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
Sabinet Online Standards Committee; OCLC nomination

Andrea Kappler
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Evansville, Indiana, USA
American Library Association nomination

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

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 nomination

Deborah Rose-Lefmann
Northwestern University Library
Evanston, Illinois, USA
American Library Association Continuing Member

Caroline Saccucci
Library of Congress
Washington, DC USA
Library of Congress Continuing Member

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

Michele Zwierski
(EPC Vice Chair)
Nassau Library System
Uniondale, NY, USA
American Library Association nomination

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is the world’s most widely used way to organize library collections. The DDC constantly updates to enable better discovery across any topic in multiple languages. Because the DDC is easy to use, you can increase the visibility of your materials quickly and efficiently.

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