Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) Reports on Fall Meeting

Jessica MacPhail, Racine WI Public Library

The 119th meeting of the EPC was convened on October 16-18, 2002, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by its chair, Andrea Stamm. Previous meetings occurred via teleconference, June 26, 2002 and July 22, 2002; another teleconference meeting occurred on November 6, 2002.

At the October meeting, Lucy Evans was elected vice-chair of the committee by unanimous consent.

Edition 22 is scheduled for publication in June 2003. All changes are now finalized.

At this meeting EPC reviewed a long list of proposals and approved the following:

  • Updated work plan for Editions 22 & 14, 1998-2003
  • Final Revision of Tables
  • Revision of Relocations, Discontinuations, Comparative and Equivalence Tables, Reused Numbers
  • Miscellaneous updates to approved schedules
  • Final Revision of indexes
  • Final Review of the revised Manual, glossary and outline of introduction
  • Final Review of Treatment of Racism and Discrimination
  • Abridged 900 History and Geography
  • Abridged Table 2
  • Abridged 004-006 Data Processing Computer Science
  • Abridged 340 Law
  • Abridged 200 Religion

A pre-conference will be held Friday, June 20, 2003, during ALA Annual in Toronto, to present Edition 22 of Dewey.

EPC is scheduled to meet again in Columbus, Ohio, for a planning retreat in early 2004.

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