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b. 1932, Northumberland, U.K; d. Feb.11, 2013, Silver Springs, Md.
1954 Durham University
1960 Associate of the Library Association of Great Britain
1963 Fellow of the Library Association of Great Britain
1956-1962 Librarian in various British special, academic and special libraries
1962 Lecturer, Birmingham School of Librarianship; followed by College of Librarianship, Wales, as Head, Department of Information Retrieval Services
1967 Visiting Lecturer, Summer School, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Maryland
1971 Visiting Professor, McGill School of Library and Information Science
1972-1976 Professor, McGill School of Library and Information Science
University of Maryland and Catholic University
Batty, C.D. (1965). An introduction to the Dewey decimal classification. London: C Bingley.
Batty, C. D. (1966). An introduction to colon classification. London: C. Bingley.
Batty, C.D., ed. (1966). The library and the machine: selected papers and discussions from a study conference held at Nottingham, 19-22 April 1966 on library applications of computers and data processing equipment. Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire: Library Association (Northern Midland Branch).
Batty, C.D. (1967). An introduction to the seventeenth edition of the Dewey decimal classification. London: C. Bingley.
Batty, C.D. ed. (1967). Libraries and machines today: a sequel to the library and the machine; proceedings of a 24-hour computer workshop held at Nottingham, 19-20 April 1967. London: Library Association (North Midland Branch).
Batty, C.D. (1968). Narrative evaluation report on the Institute for the Automatic Service at School Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 10-21 June 1968. Arlington, Va.: Eric Reproduction Service.
Batty, C.D. (1971). An introduction to the eighteenth edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification. London: C. Bingley.
Batty, C.D. (1981). An introduction to the nineteenth edition of the Dewey decimal classification. London: C. Bingley.
Batty, C.D. (1992). An introduction to the twentieth edition of the Dewey decimal classification. Albany, N.Y.: Forest Press.
Batty, C.D. (2001). Transportation Research Thesaurus and user`s guide [electronic resource]. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
1974/1975 President of l’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec/Quebec Library Association.
Founder of consulting company CDB Enterprises, specializing I Information systems and library design.
“David was a prolific author, publishing 75 articles and numerous books, including several editions of his Introduction to the Dewey Decimal Classification and an Introduction to the Colon Classification. Computer assisted cataloguing and indexing were major research concerns.”
“In 1972, he joined the School`s full time faculty as a professor, teaching in the areas of data processing, systems analysis, cataloguing and classification, information science and communication media. His consulting company, CDB Enterprises, specialized in information systems and library design.”
“David was a renaissance man whose interests included cooking, gardening and theology. Music was a particular interest, playing the guitar and composing. Among his lyrics was this refrain to his library sea shanty: Brockhaus, Britannica, Espasa, Larousse! All hands to the Winchells! The Cutter`s broke loose!”
2014 Spring Newsletter. McGill School of Information Studies. In memoriam: Charles David Batty, 1932-2013. Accessed Mar. 3, 2016.
Peter F. McNally, Professor and Director, History of McGill Project.