Abstract—There exists several classification theories for indexing library materials like books, periodicals, journals, CDs etc. Amongst them, Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) theory is the most popular one and expanded through 22 major revisions, the most recent one is 2003 A.D. revision. The DDC system was developed by Melvil Dewey in 1873 A.D. This system organizes library materials (Books, Periodicals, CDs etc) on shelves in a specific and repeatable order that makes it easy to find any material and return it to its proper place. Libraries in more than 135 countries in world use the DDC to organize and provide access to their collections. DDC is basically hierarchical in notation; the DDC is divided into ten main classes, spreading over the entire world of knowledge. Each main class is further divided into ten divisions and each division into ten sections. In DDC theory, same type of materials (books, periodicals, CDs etc) in a particular field has the same notation,but Library automation and identification needs different notation for each different title and copy of the library material. In this paper a Modified Dewey Decimal Classification (MDDC) theory is proposed in which all library materials can be accessed easily by individual indexing as well as environment of library (stock, quantity, title, publication etc) can be gazed and analyzed automatically.
Pijush Kanti Bhattacharjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Bengal Institute of Technology and Management, Santiniketan, WB, India. He was an ExAsssitant Director in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT),Government of India, India. He is a Member of IACSIT, IAEng, CSTA, IE.
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Cite: Pijush Kanti Bhattacharjee, " Modified Dewey Decimal Classification Theory for Library Materials Management," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 292-294, 2010.