1st Edition

Essential Dewey

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ISBN 9781856045193
Published December 21, 2004 by Facet Publishing
192 Pages

USD $70.95

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Book Description

In this book, John Bowman helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through worked examples based on real and imaginary titles, teaches readers how to use the scheme. Fully worked out answers and notes are provided. The book's contents include:

introduction and background

outline and description of the schedules

how to classify simple subjects

number-building, 1: standard subdivisions

number-building, 2: other methods

preference order


special subjects

how to cope with difficult items


Readership: Written in an engaging and direct style and as a sister publication to the best-selling Essential Cataloguing, this text is ideal for library students, public, school and solo librarians and classifiers who are just starting to use Dewey and want some simple examples.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and background 2. Outline of the scheme 3. Simple subjects 4. Number-building, 1: Standard subdivisions 5. Number-building, 2: Other methods 6. Preference order 7. Exceptions and options 8. Special subjects 9. Compound subjects 10. WebDewey.

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