PD 1000:2003 Universal decimal classification. Abridged edition

PD 1000:2003

Universal decimal classification. Abridged edition

Status : Current   Published : October 2003


What is this standard about?

Information is everywhere but is not necessarily usable. Finding a way through the overwhelming volume of irrelevant material to what you want to find can be a challenge. Search strategies are more effective when information is organized into patterns that correspond to the needs of users, e.g. bringing related items together. This is classifying information. Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) is an international classification system that enables powerful content indexing and information retrieval. This Printed Document is a simplified and shortened version of the UDC containing a selection of the most commonly used codes.

Who is this standard for?

  • Students studying UDC
  • Public, school, academic and specialist librarians
  • Users of UDC in IT information management roles

Why should you use this standard?

This is a simplified edition of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) containing approximately 4,100 classes and incorporating major changes to the scheme since 1999.

The UDC Abridged edition replaces the Pocket Edition and has been abridged from the material in the official UDC database, the Master Reference File. It takes account of official amendments, up to and including those in Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, Number 24, November 2002.

It includes the new properties table (1k-02) and new and revised classes for management, religion, population, tourism, social welfare, environment studies, biotechnology and cinema.

This abridged version contains a selection of the most common codes used. It is more portable and compact than the complete UDC which comes in two heavy volumes.

NOTE: PAS 1000:2003 is only available as a hardcopy.

Standard NumberPD 1000:2003
TitleUniversal decimal classification. Abridged edition
Titles in this kitPD 1000:2003 Universal Decimal Classification. Abridged edition

White Binder 4D 25mm 000000000030139323 PD 1000 INSERTS (SPINE & COVE

Publication Date07 October 2003
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsUniversal Decimal Classification, Classification systems, Information handling IT and Information Management: Information and Knowledge Management
ISBN0 580 42440 5
File Size0 KB

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