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From your 1996-97 OCLC Users' Council Delegates:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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IFLA PAPERS PUBLISHED
DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1997--Dewey Decimal Classification:  Edition 21 and
International Perspectives is now available.  The monograph is a collection
of papers from a workshop presented Aug. 29, 1996, at the general conference
of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
(IFLA) in Beijing, China.

"The IFLA papers are of special interest to computer specialists and
professionals involved in the transfer and classification of information in
the United States and abroad, as well as to catalogers and teachers of the
DDC," said Peter J. Paulson, executive director of OCLC Forest Press.  "For
those unable to attend the workshop, the IFLA papers address revisions and
expansions in both the print and electronic versions of the 21st edition;
the international use of Dewey; its use in national bibliographies; and the
inherent challenges of translation, as exemplified by the Spanish
translation of the 20th edition."

Contributors to the publication include:  Julianne Beall (U.S.), Barbara L.
Bell (U.S.), Lois Mai Chan (U.S.), Giles S. Martin (Australia), Joan S.
Mitchell (U.S.), Octavio G. Rojas L. (Colombia), and Dongbo Wang (China).
 The IFLA papers are edited by Lois Mai Chan and Joan S. Mitchell, and
contain a foreword by Donna Duncan (Canada).

The workshop at Beijing was sponsored by the IFLA Section on Classification
and Indexing and OCLC Forest Press.

Dewey Decimal Classification:  Edition 21 and International Perspectives,
Papers from a Workshop Presented at the General Conference of the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Beijing, China, August 29, 1996.  Edited by Lois Mai Chan and Joan S.
Mitchell.  Albany, New York:  OCLC Forest Press. 1997.  98 p. ISBN
0-910608-56-3.  $20.00.

For more information, to place an order, or to receive a copy of the new
1997 OCLC Forest Press catalog, contact OCLC Forest Press, 6565 Frantz Road,
Dublin, Ohio, 43017-3395.  Toll-free fax: 1-888-Dewey 21 (1-888-339-3921).
OCLC Forest Press, a division of OCLC since 1988, is based in Albany, New
York, and publishes the Dewey Decimal Classification.  The Dewey Home Page
is at http://www.oclc.org/fp/.

OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit computer library service
and research organization whose computer network and services link more than
23,000 libraries in 63 countries and territories
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