DDC & LCC

What are the main differences between DDC & LCC?

“LCC is a utilitarian classification with only one object in view, the arrangement of the stock of the Library of Congress”, whereas “DDC is a hierarchical classification, applying the principle of development from the general to the specific in disciplinary and subject relationships” (Lo, n.d.).

LCC uses both letters and numbers, whereas DDC uses only numeral notations.

LCC is was constructed to be used only for the Library of congress and especially for their own special collection of books that are arrange in separate collections.

DDC was created for the use of all libraries, large and small with a range of collections, formed into one collection.

 

 

About these ads
Published in: on September 21, 2011 at 7:50 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: http://petrajames.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/ddc-lcc/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: