Chinese Library Classification (CLC)

A system currently widely used in almost all of the libraries of primary and secondary schools, academic institutions, colleges, universities as well as public libraries in the People's Republic of China. Since 1999, after its official standardization, all books published in China are classified using CLC alongside with the well known ISBN codification.


An overview of the system is given in Wikipedia.






Liu, X. (1993). The Standardization of Chinese Library Classification, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 16(2), 41-54.


Wikipedia. The free encyclopedia. (2006-11-23). Chinese Library Classification.


Zhang, W. (2003). Classification for Chinese Libraries (CCL): Histories, accomplishments, problems and its comparisons. Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences, 41(1), 1-22.




Birger Hjørland

Last edited: 23-11-2006