Dewey Decimal Classification: The Basics

Does this book on houseplants go in gardening (635.9), botany (581.6), or interior decorating (747)? This is not a drill! For many librarians responsible for cataloging and classifying, this is a common scenario and dilemma when processing new materials. Whether you’re new to this task or needing a refresher, a solid knowledge of the basics of Dewey Decimal Classification will help you feel more comfortable using this important tool.
 

This class will cover assigning classification numbers with correct meanings in the Dewey hierarchy, as well as assigning numbers when a topic might fall under more than one discipline. Other topics covered include choosing the right number based on Notes and Manual entries, building numbers using the tables, and a look at OCLC's WebDewey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the function of Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Discover basic tools, both print and online, for cataloging
  • Interpret Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Call numbers to enable shelf discovery
  • Recognize a MARC bibliographic record
  • Apply correct MARC code to a monograph bibliographic record
  • Define copy cataloging, including basic cataloging principles & terminology

Target Audience:
Staff with cataloging and classification duties.

Prerequisites:
None

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Emily Nimsakont - nimsakont@amigos.org

Contact Hours: 4

February 18 - 20, 2020

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
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Amigos Member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 140.00
Non-member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 195.00

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