Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification

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Course Description
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Does this book on houseplants go in gardening (635.9), botany (581.6), or interior decorating (747)? Determining the right Dewey Decimal Classification number to use can be tricky. This session will cover the basics of DDC to help get you started. Topics covered include an overview of DDC structure, building numbers using the tables, and a look at OCLC’s WebDewey.

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Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Staff with cataloging and classification duties
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the structure and organization of Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Understand the role of the manual, notes, and tables in building Dewey numbers
  • Be familiar with the WebDewey interface
Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
Instructor
Emily Nimsakont - nimsakont@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$35.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$60.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$65.00
Non-member Fee: 
$90.00