Doin’ Dewey! How would YOU  organize a library? By Mr. Breitsprecher
How Would You.. <ul><li>Put books on shelves? </li></ul><ul><li>Make titles easy to find? </li></ul><ul><li>Make topics ea...
Organizing a Library <ul><li>List of books, called “catalog” </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s catalogs are on computers </li></ul...
Melvil Dewey <ul><li>Born in 1851 </li></ul><ul><li>Loved organizing & mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Used both to set up h...
Before Dewey <ul><li>Every library was different </li></ul><ul><li>Books organized to get them out quickly in case of fire...
Dewey Changed This <ul><li>Knew we find books by topics of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Used numbers as a “code” </li></ul><...
Advantages of Dewey <ul><li>Puts books about same subject next to each other on shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s us “browse...
Dewey Decimal <ul><li>General groups by 100s </li></ul><ul><li>Decimals create special number for each topic </li></ul><ul...
Dewey Made it Easy <ul><li>General numbers, by 100s, simple </li></ul><ul><li>Think of how  information is used </li></ul>...
100s – Who Am I?   <ul><li>Take care of #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Our self </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey starts here </li></ul><ul><l...
200s – Who Made Me <ul><li>After ourselves, think “how did I get here?” </li></ul><ul><li>Greater than self </li></ul><ul>...
300s –Who Is My Neighbor? <ul><li>Next interest, people around us </li></ul><ul><li>Need groups of people to share interes...
400s Talk to Neighbors <ul><li>In order to share with others, need to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><u...
500s – What to Talk About? <ul><li>Once we have neighbors and  communication, what will we share? </li></ul><ul><li>Genera...
600’s Using Science, Math <ul><li>Must find ways to apply sciences </li></ul><ul><li>How we use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sci...
700s – Time for FUN! <ul><li>After all this work, time for break </li></ul><ul><li>Relax, have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Arts ...
800’s – Get Serious Again! <ul><li>Break is over! </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Famous authors </li></ul>...
900’s – How Did It Happen? <ul><li>Who, what where, when, how? </li></ul><ul><li>Help us understand the other topics, subj...
000-099 – Room to Grow <ul><li>Dewey knew he could not think of everything </li></ul><ul><li>Place for topics not yet inve...
Remembering Is Easy <ul><li>100s - Think of self </li></ul><ul><li>200s – How did I get here? </li></ul><ul><li>300s – Who...
Think Like Dewey <ul><li>700s – After all this serious thinking, what should we do for FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>800s – Serio...
Thanks to Melvil Dewey <ul><li>We can find information in almost any library </li></ul><ul><li>Books are organized by topi...
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How would you organize a library? Melvil Dewey created a system in the 1870's that is still used today - let's look at how it organized books by topics.

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Doing Dewey: Getting Started

  1. 1. Doin’ Dewey! How would YOU organize a library? By Mr. Breitsprecher
  2. 2. How Would You.. <ul><li>Put books on shelves? </li></ul><ul><li>Make titles easy to find? </li></ul><ul><li>Make topics easy to find? </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of each book? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organizing a Library <ul><li>List of books, called “catalog” </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s catalogs are on computers </li></ul><ul><li>Group books on shelves by subject </li></ul><ul><li>Called “classification” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Melvil Dewey <ul><li>Born in 1851 </li></ul><ul><li>Loved organizing & mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Used both to set up his library </li></ul>
  5. 5. Before Dewey <ul><li>Every library was different </li></ul><ul><li>Books organized to get them out quickly in case of fire </li></ul><ul><li>Common hazard years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Books in buckets </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive books in easy to reach places </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to find books this way </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dewey Changed This <ul><li>Knew we find books by topics of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Used numbers as a “code” </li></ul><ul><li>Classify books by topic </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers keep books on same topic together </li></ul><ul><li>Lets us “browse” shelves to find books </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages of Dewey <ul><li>Puts books about same subject next to each other on shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s us “browse” by subject </li></ul><ul><li>Used by libraries around world </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dewey Decimal <ul><li>General groups by 100s </li></ul><ul><li>Decimals create special number for each topic </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to find books </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dewey Made it Easy <ul><li>General numbers, by 100s, simple </li></ul><ul><li>Think of how information is used </li></ul><ul><li>That’s what Melvil Dewey did </li></ul><ul><li>Rational system </li></ul>
  10. 10. 100s – Who Am I? <ul><li>Take care of #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Our self </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey starts here </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in ourselves first </li></ul><ul><li>How we think & act </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul>
  11. 11. 200s – Who Made Me <ul><li>After ourselves, think “how did I get here?” </li></ul><ul><li>Greater than self </li></ul><ul><li>Who made me? </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Myths </li></ul>
  12. 12. 300s –Who Is My Neighbor? <ul><li>Next interest, people around us </li></ul><ul><li>Need groups of people to share interests </li></ul><ul><li>How we live </li></ul><ul><li>Things we do </li></ul><ul><li>Folklore </li></ul>
  13. 13. 400s Talk to Neighbors <ul><li>In order to share with others, need to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><li>How we write </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul>
  14. 14. 500s – What to Talk About? <ul><li>Once we have neighbors and communication, what will we share? </li></ul><ul><li>General sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul>
  15. 15. 600’s Using Science, Math <ul><li>Must find ways to apply sciences </li></ul><ul><li>How we use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 700s – Time for FUN! <ul><li>After all this work, time for break </li></ul><ul><li>Relax, have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul>
  17. 17. 800’s – Get Serious Again! <ul><li>Break is over! </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Famous authors </li></ul><ul><li>Famous books </li></ul><ul><li>What makes us who we are </li></ul>
  18. 18. 900’s – How Did It Happen? <ul><li>Who, what where, when, how? </li></ul><ul><li>Help us understand the other topics, subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul>
  19. 19. 000-099 – Room to Grow <ul><li>Dewey knew he could not think of everything </li></ul><ul><li>Place for topics not yet invented or imagined </li></ul><ul><li>Aliens </li></ul><ul><li>Computer software </li></ul><ul><li>Biographies </li></ul>
  20. 20. Remembering Is Easy <ul><li>100s - Think of self </li></ul><ul><li>200s – How did I get here? </li></ul><ul><li>300s – Who is my neighbor? </li></ul><ul><li>400s – How do I communicate with my neighbor? </li></ul><ul><li>500s – What will I talk about? </li></ul><ul><li>600s – What will I do with science? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Think Like Dewey <ul><li>700s – After all this serious thinking, what should we do for FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>800s – Serious again, what authors and books are important? </li></ul><ul><li>900s – Who, what where when, why, how? </li></ul><ul><li>00-99s – Room to grow, everything </li></ul><ul><li>else </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thanks to Melvil Dewey <ul><li>We can find information in almost any library </li></ul><ul><li>Books are organized by topic </li></ul><ul><li>We can “browse” shelves to find books </li></ul>

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