2023 Dewey print DDC now available

The 2023 Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) in print is now available. Notable additions to this year’s version include new and updated topics and subtopics—such as Islam, pandemics, historical periods—and a new hierarchy for graphic design and design disciplines at 744.

The newly updated DDC also incorporates more diverse perspectives and voices. This includes efforts led by our first Editor-in-Residence to update terms to better reflect the experiences and perspectives of underrepresented groups, as well as the addition of new topics related to diverse cultures and communities. By incorporating a wider range of perspectives, the DDC is better equipped to serve the needs of diverse users and communities.

By upgrading to the 2023 print DDC, you can ensure that your library is using the most current classification system available.

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