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Dewey Decimal Classification. Faculty In-service. Dear Teachers:. Today, we will be reviewing the Dewey Decimal Classification system as you likely learned in your own schooling.

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### Dewey Decimal Classification

Faculty In-service

• Today, we will be reviewing the Dewey Decimal Classification system as you likely learned in your own schooling.

• We will then take the classification system to the next level by discussing how to classify websites for easy access on our new teacher webpage.

• This PowerPoint will be placed on the intranet server for your reference at a later date.

• You will also be able to use the information here to help your students better use the library for their work in your class.

• Dewey proposed that all knowledge could be summarized into 10 main classes.

• His system, developed in 1876, is still used by most K-12 school and public libraries.

• As our knowledge has expanded, the classification scheme has evolved, but all materials still have a place in the system.

• Breaking down resources into categories makes it easier to locate an item.

• Categories are subject driven, making it more likely that the material meets the user’s specific needs.

• An objective, universal system means that users do not have to figure out how each collection is arranged.

• These are essentially the book’s “address,” an identifying mark to know where the book belongs.

• They are found on a “spine label” at the bottom of the outside edge of the book.

• In our media center, the spine label gives the call number, a colored dot to indicate its location in the media center, and an Accelerated Reader label, if applicable.

000:Computer science, information, and general works

Includes:

• Library and information sciences

• Encyclopedias

• Associations, organizations, museums

• Quotations

100:Philosophy and psychology

Includes:

• Metaphysics

• Parapsychology and occultism

• Logic

• Ethics

200:Religion

Includes:

• The Bible

• Christian theology

• Christian practices

• Other religions

300:Social sciences

Includes:

• Statistics

• Political science

• Economics

• Law

• Social problems

• Education

• Customs, etiquette, and folklore

400:Language

Includes:

• Linguistics

• English

• German

• French

• Italian

• Spanish

• Latin

• Greek

• Others

500:Science

Includes:

• Mathematics

• Earth sciences

• Physical sciences

• Life sciences

• Botany

• Zoology

• Fossils

by Seymour Simon

600:Technology

Includes:

• Medicine and health

• Engineering

• Agriculture and animal husbandry

• Manufacturing

• Building and construction

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700:Arts and recreation

Includes:

• Landscaping

• Architecture

• Sculpture, drawing, and painting

• Music

• Sports and games

• Entertainment

800:Literature

Includes:

• Rhetoric and criticism

• Poetry

• Drama

• Fiction

• Speeches

• Letters

900:History and geography

Includes:

• Travel

• Biography

• Genealogy

• History divided by geographic location

Choose one of the following games to review the classification. Try to race a friend to get them done!

• http://www.quia.com/mc/7265.html

• http://www.quia.com/cc/7265.html

As one of our main purposes is to gather and class websites for teachers to use, try to determine to which class the following sites would belong.

• Wikipedia.org

• Gray’s Anatomy (http://www.bartleby.com/107/)

• World Cup Soccer (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html)

• Spanish Dictionary (http://www.spanishdict.com/)

• Aliki. (1999). William Shakespeare and the Globe. New York: HarperCollins.

• Dewey, M. (2004). Abridged Dewey decimal classification and relative index (14th ed.). Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

• Giblin, J. (1993). The riddle of the Rosetta Stone: Key to ancient Egypt. New York: HarperCollins.

• Hatkoff, I., Hatkoff, C. & Kahumbu, P. (2007). Owen and Mzee: The language of friendship. New York: Scholastic, Inc.

• Heiligman, D. (1998). The New York Public Library kid’s guide to research. New York: Scholastic Reference.

• Lester Retrieved , J. (1994). John Henry. New York: Puffin Books.

• Murphy, J. (2003). An American plague: The true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. New York: Clarion Books.