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   Benard Strong          Marcia Talley
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> Francis Miksa discusses Dewey and the library of the future in new
> publication
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> DUBLIN, Ohio, March 17, 1998--OCLC Forest Press announces publication
> of
> _The DDC, the Universe of Knowledge, and the Post-Modern Library_, a
> revised and expanded version of a paper presented by Francis L. Miksa
> at
> the fourth International Society for Knowledge Organization Conference
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> Dr. Miksa traces the history of classification theory from the 19th
> century through the modern era, describes its effect on the Dewey
> Decimal Classification, and identifies the challenges that face
> classification systems in the post-modern era.  He presents the
> various
> influences that shaped the DDC from its invention by Melvil Dewey in
> the
> late 19th century to its present-day format in an electronic
> environment.   =20
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> "_The DDC, the Universe of Knowledge, and the Post-Modern Library_ is
> a
> seminal and thought-provoking work, linking the past, present and
> future
> development of classification systems," said Peter J. Paulson,
> executive
> director of Forest Press.  "Dr. Miksa's paper develops a vision of the
> DDC as a vital tool for the organization of knowledge on a global
> scale
> in the 21st century."
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> Dr. Miksa is a professor of library science at the Graduate School of
> Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin.  He
> has
> published extensively in the areas of classification and the history
> of
> librarianship. =20
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> _The DDC, the Universe of Knowledge, and the Post-Modern Library_ by
> Francis Miksa.  Paper presented at the fourth ISKO Conference, July
> 15-18, 1996, Washington D.C.  Albany, NY: OCLC Forest Press, 1998.
> ISBN
> 0-910608-64-4.  US $5.00.  UK=A33.50.
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