This is the website of the European DDC Users Group (EDUG).

Over the past ten years, extensive translation projects have been completed in Europe to produce the French, Italian and German editions of the DDC21 and DDC22. 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.

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


The current members of EDUG are:

Institutional members

  • Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
  • National Library of Norway
  • National Library of Sweden
  • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
  • Swiss National Library
  • The British Library

Affiliated members

  • Bibliotheks- und Archivwesen der Universität Wien (Vienna University Library and Archive Services)
  • KTH Library
  • Linköping University Library
  • Menntaskolinn vid Sund - Library
  • Oberösterreichische Landesbibliothek
  • Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC)
  • Stockholm University Library
  • Umeå University Library
  • Université de la Méditerranée
  • Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbundes (VZG)

The Membership section contains further information and an application form.

Office bearers


Karin Kleiber

Chair, EDUG

Austrian National Library

Josefsplatz 1

1015 Vienna


e: karin.kleiber@onb.ac.at


Heidrun Alex

Vice-Chair, EDUG

German National Library

Adickesallee 1

60322 Frankfurt am Main


e: h.alex@dnb.de


Caroline Kent

Secretary, EDUG

The British Library

Boston Spa


LS23 7BQ

United Kingdom

e: caroline.kent@bl.uk