About EDUG

This is the website of the European DDC Users Group (EDUG). Over the past fifteen years, extensive translation projects have been completed in Europe to produce the French, Italian, German, Swedish and Norwegian editions of the DDC21, DDC22 and DDC23. Experience has shown that the translation and adaptation of the DDC in the European context can be difficult. It is in this context that EDUG was established in 2007. EDUG works in partnership with OCLC to foster cooperation in the development of DDC in Europe. In particular, EDUG aims:

  • To promote professional interests of all users of the DDC in Europe by the exchange of experience in the use of the DDC;
  • To coordinate proposals for the development of the DDC according to the bibliographic needs of European libraries and users in collaboration with the Dewey Classification Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) and OCLC;
  • To encourage the development and dissemination of techniques, applications, software, documentation and procedures in the areas of translation and access;
  • To encourage and promote co-operation in the translation of the DDC into European languages.

More information can be found in the EDUG cooperation agreement (updated 2023-04-03).


Use the links on the left-hand side to access the main sections of the website.

Suggestions for areas within the Dewey Decimal Classification that deserve further treatment from a European perspective may be sent to the EDUG Office bearers.