About the BookEver since its evolution in 1876, Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) has been the world’s most widely used library classification system. It is expected from all professionals, paraprofessionals, and library students to at least have a working knowledge of cataloguing basics, particularly the DDC, owing to its extensive application in almost all the Indian libraries. In this respect, the present book is the most appropriate as it skilfully acquaints the readers with this system, which is the simplest scheme of coordinating the titles on the same subject and on related subjects by using a combination of letters and numbers and thereby facilitating location of books on the shelves of library.
The present book is highly recommended for professionals and paraprofessionals seeking professional development, students wanting to supplement their courses with practical applications and library schools offering distance learning courses in cataloguing. Students and teachers of Library Science will particularly find this book useful.About the Author/sDr. C.K. Sharma, Ph.D., is a known figure in the field of Library and Information Science. He has served in this profession for forty years. He has also worked as Assistant Librarian as well as Lecturer in the Ravishankar University; and Incharge University Librarian in the Agra University. He also served the same University as Reader and Head, Department of Library and Information Science. He is a Founder Head of Department of Library & Information Science of Agra University; IME, Sahibabad; M.M. Modi College, Modinagar.
He has served as Director, UIMT, and Chief Proctor/Chief Warden and Development Officer in the SRM Institute of Management and Technology, Modinagar.
Dr. Sharma has written twenty-seven books till date on Library & Information Science, General Studies, and History. His two books, Research Methodology and Historical Places of India are very popular. He has attended many National and International Conferences. He is Founder President of Chhattisgarh Library Association. He is a life member of ILA and UPLA.