May 27, 2022

Fast Facts: Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) by the Numbers (July 1, 2014)

The 025.431: The Dewey Blog offers a snapshot of the English language Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) 23 database as of July 1, 2014.

For example, DDC 23 (English) currently has 12,158 facets and 102,382 relative terms.

The complete snapshot can be accessed here.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.