Dewey Decimal Classification: The Basics

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Does a book on houseplants go into gardening (635.9), botany (581.6), or interior decorating (747)? Librarians responsible for cataloging and classifying often encounter and similar dilemmas when processing new materials. Whether new to cataloging or just in need of a refresher, this review of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) basics will help catalogers feel more comfortable using the classification scheme.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Learn the structure of Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Understand number building using DDC
  • Build DDC numbers for a variety of resources
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This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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