Universal Decimal Classification and Colon Classification: Their mutual impact

Chatterjee, Amitabha


Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), being a predecessor of Colon Classification (CC), had impacts on CC in various ways – directly as well as indirectly. But surprisingly CC too made an impact on UDC in various ways during its revision process. The paper discusses how these two classification schemes have influenced each other in different spheres.


Universal Decimal Classification; Colon Classification; Faceted Classification; Generalia Class; Indicator digit; Notation; Common isolate; Phase relation; Agglomerate

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