Thanks, that's helpful. I guess it partly comes from thinking of it from a MARC perspective.

-----Original Message-----
From: C.J. Carty on behalf of C.J. Carty
Sent: Wed 10/24/2012 11:57
To: Taylor, Wendy
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Subject: Re: [CIG-E-FORUM] RDA and dewey
I'm sure other people know a better answer but to some extent subject 
analysis is covered (partly) by chapters 12 and 23 which didn't get done in 
time, and just have placeholders saying "to be developed".

Also because existing classification and subject headings were outside the 
remit of descriptive cataloguing in AACR too, so we can continue our 
current practice in these areas since they weren't governed by AACR2 


On Oct 24 2012, Wendy Taylor wrote:

> Hi Can I ask a general (and possibly stupid!) question? Why aren't dewey 
> and subjects included in RDA? Thanks Wendy (RNIB)

CÚline Carty
English Cataloguing
Cambridge University Library
Cambridge CB3 9DR

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