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.



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