Dewey Decimal Classification System

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Dewey Decimal Classification System

  1. 1. Dewey DecimalClassification System Presented to Qassim University College of Architecture, Planning & Design By Prof. Dr. Tomas-Taher Ganiron Jr
  2. 2. Who created the Dewey DecimalClassification System?Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851Melvil Dewey created the number order systemfor library books when he was 21 years old.Melvil Dewey started the first school forlibrarians.
  3. 3. Ten Main Classifications inDewey’s System The world’s knowledge is divided into 10 categories or groups. Each group has a main title and is represented by three numbers.
  4. 4. The Big Ten!Generalities – 000 Science & Math – 500Philosophy – 100 Technology – 600Religion – 200 The Arts – 700Social Science – Literature – 800300 Geography & History - 900Language – 400 Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge
  5. 5. You Can Judge A Book by ItsCover! The Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be found on the spine label. Why? When the book is shelved, the Dewey Decimal Classification 200 500 000 Mea Bya Lee call number can be easily seen.
  6. 6. Generalities - 000 Encyclopedias News media Rare Books Encyclopedias, References
  7. 7. Philosophy - 100 Paranormal phenomena Psychology Logic Man thinks
  8. 8. Religion - 200 Bible History of Christianity Other Religions About God
  9. 9. Social Science - 300 Law Education Folklore About man’s neighbors
  10. 10. Language - 400 English Spanish Other Languages Man talks with other men
  11. 11. Natural Science& Math - 500MathematicsEarth sciencesPlantsAnimals Man discovers all that is around him
  12. 12. Technology – 600 Medicine Agriculture Family living Man makes useful things
  13. 13. The Arts - 700DrawingMusicRecreational & performingarts Man makes beautiful things
  14. 14. Literature - 800 American Literature Old English Literature Literatures of Other Languages Man writes
  15. 15. Geography & History - 900GeographyBiographiesAncient History Man writes about travel, people, and events
  16. 16. Resources Used…All clipart taken from the Microsoft Clipart web site: http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us&cag=1Information on the Dewey Decimal Classification taken from: Weisburg, H. & Toor, R. Teacher’s Portfolio of Library Skills Lessons & Activities (1985). The Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc.

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