Introduction to WebDewey


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Introduction to WebDewey

  1. 1. Introduction to webdewey<br />For the Cataloguers and Elementary Library Technicians at Halton District School Board<br />A presentation by Andrea Wilson<br />
  2. 2. WebDewey<br />We have subscribed to WebDewey in order to eliminate the need for multiple paper copy sets of the Dewey 22 manuals <br />Each cataloguer/library technician will receive their own login and password<br />
  3. 3. Logging In <br /><br />Your login will consist of a 9 digit number: 123-456-789<br />You will be issued a temporary password. Please change it immediately to something you will remember!<br />
  4. 4. Search vs. Browse<br />Searching is useful when you have a very specific term that is unlikely to bring up multiple results <br />For example, specific countries are located quickly using the Search feature<br />In the Search screen, you can enter your search term in the “Search for” box and click on “Search”<br />
  5. 5. Search Screen<br />
  6. 6. Search Results<br />
  7. 7. Search Example <br />From the search on the previous screen, we can see that by entering the search term “Canada”, we receive only one hit, T2—71<br />For more general searches, using the Browse function may serve more useful<br />
  8. 8. Browse<br />Browsing is more useful for general search terms as it brings more “hits” and allows you to browse for the best possible match<br />From the Browse main screen, you can choose from Dewey Numbers, Relative Index, and LCSH (plus 2 others not used in HDSB)<br />
  9. 9. Browse Screen<br />
  10. 10. Browse by Dewey Number<br />This feature is useful when you have a Dewey number you aren’t sure about<br />Also useful for finding broader or narrower Dewey numbers<br />Allows you to see if the number you have chosen is the “best fit”<br />
  11. 11. Browse Dewey Results<br />
  12. 12. Dewey Results<br />From the previous example, typing in the number 685.4 brings us the result “Gloves and mittens”<br />We can see a narrower term is 685.4092, “Glove makers”<br />By clicking “Previous page” we can see a broader term is 685, “Leather and fur goods, and related products”<br />
  13. 13. Dewey Results, Cont’d<br />
  14. 14. Dewey Results<br />Clicking on the desired Dewey number brings up a summary page listing related terms, authorized LCSH, relative index terms, and any applicable notes<br />
  15. 15. Dewey Results, Cont’d<br />
  16. 16. Browse Relative Index<br />Browsing the relative index is identical to searching the back index of the DDC Manuals (only faster!)<br />Click on the Relative Index button on the Browse screen and enter your term<br />
  17. 17. Relative Index Results<br />
  18. 18. Relative Index<br />A search for “Glaciers” brings back multiple hits which you can scan to determine the best match for the item you are cataloguing<br />Each “hit” also provides a corresponding Dewey number for you to choose from<br />Clicking on each Dewey number brings up the same summary page from the Dewey search <br />
  19. 19. Relative Index Results, Cont’d<br />
  20. 20. Browse LCSH<br />Finally, the LCSH browse functions almost identically to the Relative Index search<br />A search for “Winter” brings back all related LCSH terms beginning with “Winter” and terms alphabetically nearby<br />
  21. 21. Browse LCSH Results<br />
  22. 22. Browse LCSH Results, Cont’d<br />Clicking on any of the Dewey numbers connected to the LCSH’s will bring you back to the same summary screen in the previous two examples<br />
  23. 23. Browse LCSH Results, Cont’d<br />
  24. 24. Thank You!<br />Thank you for attending my “Introduction to WebDewey” session<br />Please feel free to contact me via Chatt if you have any questions or require more in-depth training!<br />