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Arabic DDC 23 Rania Osman, Project Manager of the DDC Translation and Head of Library Projects Section
Information Institution Department
Library Sector
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby 21526
Alexandria, EGYPT
Tel: + (203) 4839999 Ext. 2637
Fax: + (203) 4820460
French WebDewey; DDC 23 Ms. Micheline Brûlé, Directrice générale
Fédération des milieux documentaires (FMD)
2065, rue Parthenais, Bureau 387
Montreal, Quebec H2K 3T1 Canada
  Abridged version of DDC 22 Editions du Cercle de la Librairie
Le Cercle de la Librairie
35, rue Grégoire-de-Tours
75006 Paris France
German WebDewey; DDC 23 Dr. Heidrun Alex
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49-69-1525-1544
Telefax: +49-69-1525-1555
Greek Abridged Edition 13 Dr. Evi Sachini, Head, Development Department
National Documentation Centre
48 Vas. Constantinou
GR-11635 Athens Greece
Icelandic Abridged Edition 13 Gudrun Karlsdottir, Head of Cataloguing
The National and University Library of Iceland
Arngrimsgata 3
IS-107 Reykjavik Iceland
Indonesian Abridged Edition 15 Mustafa Mustari
National Library of Indonesia
Jalan Salemba Raya No 28A
Jakarta Capital Region, 10430 Indonesia
T: +62 800 1737787
Italian WebDewey; Abridged Edition 14 Editor: Piero Cavaleri
Association president: Rosa Maiello
Associazione Italiana Biblioteche
Viale Castro Pretorio 105 - Roma Italia
tel. (+39) 064463532
Norwegian Norsk WebDewey (DDC 23) Karen Domaas and Ingebjørg Rype
National Library of Norway
P.O.B. 2674 Solli
N-0203 Oslo Norway
Russian DDC 21 Dr. Yakov L. Shraiberg, First Deputy Director
Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology
12 Kuznetski most
103919, Moscow Russia
Spanish Abridged Edition 14; DDC 22 Octavio G. Rojas
Calle 85 No. 19B 31 Of. 301
Bogota D.C. – Colombia S.A.
Phone: (571) 6185997
Swedish WebDewey Harriet Aagaard, Information Specialist
National Library of Sweden
Box 5039
S-102 41 Stockholm
Vietnamese Abridged Edition 14; DDC 23 National Library of Vietnam
31 Trang Thi Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

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