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Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)

Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) is an international universal classification system that allows disclosure detailed data of different funds and to provide fast and high-quality information search.

In the Russian Federation it is the obligatory classification for indexing of publications in scientific and technical publishing houses, editorial offices of scientific and technical journals, scientific and technical information institutions, scientific and technical libraries.

The right to publish, distribute in the world and translate into national languages belongs to the UDC Consortium (The Hague, Netherlands).

In Belarus, there are 253 bibliographic institutions, including the National Book Chamber of Belarus, 7 republican libraries, about 200 scientific and technical libraries, 34 libraries of higher educational institutions, 10 republican medical scientific and practical centers, the Library of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.

The UDC tables, published in the Belarusian language in 2016 by the National Library of Belarus in the form of a one-volume edition , are recommended for using by all Belarusian libraries as a tool for systematizing documents of various species and industry, including regional and regional libraries, and search of information.