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In the last ten years there has been much change in the Dewey ecosystem. One driver has been the European Dewey User Group (EDUG). This presentation, which I held at the EDUG meeting in the National Library of Norway, Oslo in April 2013, tries a look into the crystal ball in order to find out what the Dewey ecosystem looks like in ten years' time. The main points:
1) Dewey has changed some internals, including licensing, versioning and use of facets
2) DDC interoperates well with other knowledges information systems and we have well-established crosswalks in place in order to improve information retrieval
3) The integration of classification data into end-user interfaces is mainstream
If this becomes true depends on the people who use the system! If they want it to happen, it will.