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dc.contributor.authorSatija, Mohinder P*
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-10T15:31:45Z
dc.date.available2010-09-10T15:31:45Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.citationSatija, M. P. UDC in India: use and problems. Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, 30 (2008), pp. 57-58.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0014-5424
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/111033
dc.description.abstractDewey’s Decimal Classification was introduced in India in 1915 by Asa Don Dickinson (1876-1960), a student of Melvil Dewey, on his appointment as Librarian in Punjab University, Lahore. Soon after, India became its largest user of the system in Asia. It is, however, unknown when and how UDC was first used in India. The earliest reference to UDC can be found in Ranganathan’s classic Prolegomena to library classification (1937), wherein he made a comparative study of the then existing classification systems in order to derive some normative principles of classification,but more so to demonstrate the supremacy of his own system, Colon Classification (CC). Nevertheless, it is known that some libraries were using UDC by the early 1950s.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUDC Consortium The Hagueen_US
dc.subjectUDCen_US
dc.subjectclassificationen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectlibrariesen_US
dc.titleUDC in India: use and problemsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGuru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - Indiaen_US
dc.identifier.journalExtensions & Corrections to the UDCen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-05-18T06:26:15Z
html.description.abstractDewey’s Decimal Classification was introduced in India in 1915 by Asa Don Dickinson (1876-1960), a student of Melvil Dewey, on his appointment as Librarian in Punjab University, Lahore. Soon after, India became its largest user of the system in Asia. It is, however, unknown when and how UDC was first used in India. The earliest reference to UDC can be found in Ranganathan’s classic Prolegomena to library classification (1937), wherein he made a comparative study of the then existing classification systems in order to derive some normative principles of classification,but more so to demonstrate the supremacy of his own system, Colon Classification (CC). Nevertheless, it is known that some libraries were using UDC by the early 1950s.


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