International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

A study of web-based library classification schemes

Pranali B. Gedam1* and Ashwini Paradkar2  
1Manoharbhai Patel College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Sakoli Dist- Bhandara, India. 2St. Francis De Sales College, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440006, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 March 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2013


The study deals with web-based library classification schemes. In the emerging digital paradigm, the library classification schemes sparked dynamically print into web in the beginning of 21st century. Web-based library classification schemes are completely different from traditional classification schemes. The study discusses three web-based schemes viz WebDewey 2.0, UDC (universal decimal classification) online and classification web. WebDewey 2.0 is a Web-based product of DDC 23rd ed., UDC online is of UDC and classification web of LCC(Library of Congress Classification). These are constantly updated, revised and up-to date web-based library classification schemes. This study is significant in that it provided a description of current trends of library classification schemes. Investigative method is used to identify web-based library classification schemes. The databases have been accessed through trial accounts of their official websites. This study mainly compares the aspects of WebDewey 2.0, UDC online, and classification web. It concludes that DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) is the most updated library classification scheme in the world.

Key words: Web-based library classification schemes, WebDewey 2.0, Universal Decimal Classification online, classification web.