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1. How Well Do You Know Dewey? Kindal Smith MEDT 6463

2. Purpose • This presentation is meant to be viewed by high school students (9-12) in order to become more familiar with the Dewey Decimal Classification and, as a result, better navigate the media center and its resources. • This presentation will gauge what the audience already knows about the DDC as well as test what the audience learns about the DDC through a pretest and posttest.

3. Pretest • The Dewey Decimal Classification is used by librarians to____________________________. • Where is the Dewey Decimal Classification number located on a book? • There are _______ main classes in the Dewey Decimal System. • The number ______ in the Dewey Decimal Classification indicates the book is about literature. • The number _____ indicates the book is about religion. • True or False: The DDC is the most widely used classification system in the world.

4. Who is Dewey? • Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) • “Father of Modern Librarianship” • Developed the DDC when he was 21 while working as a student librarian in college.

5. How the DDC Works “A general knowledge organization tool that is continuously revised to keep pace with knowledge.” The most widely used classification system in the world. Librarians use the DDC to organize and categorize every book that could be in the collection on a consistent basis.

6. The Ten Main Classes

7. How to Use the DDC • Call Number- consists of the DDC class number and is located on the spine of the book as seen below

8. 200s- Religion Click on the book cover to see a review! 297.09

9. 300s-Social Sciences 333.79 321.5

10. 400s- Language 438 495.1

11. 500s- Science 571.1 571.8

12. 600s- Technology Click on the book cover to see a review! 641.8 629.04

13. 700s- Arts & Recreation 741 796.02

14. 800s- Literature Click on the book cover to see a review! 822.3 818

15. 900- History and Geography 920 952

16. Posttest The Dewey Decimal Classification is used by librarians to____________________________. Where is the Dewey Decimal Classification number located on a book? There are _______ main classes in the Dewey Decimal System. The number ______ in the Dewey Decimal Classification indicates the book is about literature. The number _____ indicates the book is about religion. True or False: The DDC is the most widely used classification system in the world.

17. Helpful and Informational Websites www.deweybrowse.org http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/ Who's Killing the Dewey Decimal System?

18. For Your Entertainment The Dewey Decimal Rap

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