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UDC number interpreter/parser
29/01/2017
An interpreter (parser) for complex UDC number can be accessed here.
This approach to processing UDC numbers may be useful especially during retrospective conversion or in the context of library systems which do not have authority control or access to the MRF data.

Both are outcome of a research project by Attila Piros (University of Debrecen, Hungary). The list of his publications and presentations on this topic can be found here.

Call for Papers - International UDC Seminar 2017
04/12/2016
Faceted Classification Today: Theory, Technology and End Users will take place in London on 14-15 September 2017. The objective of the conference is to revisit faceted analytical theory as a method for (re)constructing modern classifications and indexing languages and the role analytico-synthetic classifications have had in resource discovery and retrieval, from their introduction at the beginning of the 20th century to date.
The conference will examine the challenges analytico-synthetic classifications represent for data modelling and interface design in the Web environment. Most importantly, it will explore potential fields of application for faceted classifications in information organization, visualization and presentation of large datasets, social networks and in the open linked data environment.

High quality and innovative contributions are invited for the following topics:

  • The impact of faceted analytical theory and research on modern classification and indexing languages;
  • Data modelling, data management and data sharing of faceted and analytico-synthetic classifications;
  • Vocabulary mapping, semantic linking and natural language interfacing of analytico-synthetic systems;
  • Applications of faceted analytical theory on (re)constructing knowledge classifications and indexing languages;
  • End user interface design and user-friendly knowledge presentation for faceted systems;
  • Novel applications of faceted systems outside the bibliographic domain.

Two kinds of contributions are invited: conference papers and posters. Read more on the conference website.

New Spanish Abridged Edition
15/07/2016
AENOR has published a new abridged UDC edition which includes the most recent changes to the scheme. This abridged edition contains over 30.000 classes particularly suitable for teaching and training.

Many information professionals will also find this book useful and practical in their everyday work.

Following the success of the first and second abridged edition from 2004 which was very popular with librarians and students – this second abridged edition will bring relevant and important updates to this sought after UDC manual.

    Pages: 941
    Price: 35 EUR
    ISBN: 978-84-8143-888-8

You can place your order here.

New UDC Online in Spanish
18/03/2016
UDC Online in the Spanish language "CDU Online Español" was released in January 2016 and is now opened for subscriptions. A two-week free trial is also available.
CDU Online Español represents the most comprehensive and most up-to-date UDC schedules in Spanish language to date. It contains over 70,000 classes of the most recent UDC release extended with 11,000 cancelled i.e. historical UDC numbers. The service is a result of collaboration between the UDC Consortium and AENOR.