Vol. 8 No. 2 (2017): Classificazione

Archival Discipline in Dewey Decimal Classification

Laura Manzoni
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Barbara Vivan
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Isabella Botti
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Luisa Tori
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Francesca Pisani
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2017-05-15


  • Dewey Decimal Classification,
  • Archival Science,
  • Classification

How to Cite

Manzoni, Laura, Barbara Vivan, Isabella Botti, Luisa Tori, and Francesca Pisani. 2017. “Archival Discipline in Dewey Decimal Classification”. JLIS.It 8 (2):102-13. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12371.


This paper regards the ways archival discipline is treated in DDC. After a short introduction about the discipline in Italy, the essay focuses on the analysis of division 020 of DDC 23, with specific attention to section 025 and with punctual reference to section 651, concerning archival material. The aim of the paper is to point out archival discipline’s peculiarities and its differences from library science, as well as underlining the critical issues on how this discipline is handled in DDC.


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