Ppt adapted from Rebecca Johnson, Harrison College – Ft Wayne. Used and adapted with permission.
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There are two types of classification systems that libraries use to organize materials on the shelf: Dewey Decimal Classification SystemUsed by most public libraries and some colleges Library of Congress Classification SystemUsed by most University and colleges (Harrison College uses this system)Call numbers are found on book spines. Look for a white label with a bunch of letters and numbers.
Call numbers are like a street address for resources. It identifies where on the shelf an item can be located. Call numbers are assigned by librarians and may vary from library to library.
For example, all books about dogs will be grouped together.
Dewey uses numbers
Library of Congress uses letters
Refer to pages 77 & 78 of your text for charts that break down the subject areas.
Call numbers and ISBN numbers are often confused.The call number is on the spine of the book, unique to that library, and is the book’s address.Call numbers include letters, numbers, and periods.The ISBN is the book standard number. Each edition of a book has a book assigned. This is handy if you want to make sure you are purchasing the correct textbook on Amazon! It is that edition of the book’s barcode, and includes only numbers. (occasionally there is an x at the end)Show examples.
The Stacks is where the books are shelved
Go to the website to show how to locate the online catalog.Do a search on a topic (Facebook is what I usually use). Point out how to click books on the left-hand side after the searchClick advanced search at the top of the screen (just under the main search box)Point out where to search by author, title, and keyword.Point out the limiters at the bottom (dates, format, a particular harrison college campus LRC)
When you read the numbers after the decimal point, do not read it as a whole number. Look at each number one at a time to see what comes first(Have them do this in groups with people around them)KEY:154.63 PAR; 154.634 FRE; 305.569 HER; 610.73069 PRO; 610.73076 NCL; 650.142 FRY 2007
Begin with the 2 letters at the beginning then move down to the rest of the numbered call number.(have them do this in the same groups)BD 430.A3 2008; BF 1078.F72 2010; HD 4918.E375 2008; HF 5383.H49 2005; RT 55.N44 2011; RT 55.T4875 2009
The OPAC can be searched for books, e-books, DVDs, CDRoms, and more.
When searching the online catalog, you can search by the following “fields”
They have learned these already. Just a refresher.AND – limitsOR – expandsNOT - limits
In Class assignment. In groups, work through the in-class assignment. They will need to visit the LRC occasionally to pull books off the shelf.
FINDING BOOKSINF1100 – Week 8 LRC
Books: We have a system! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzbDdgWiaS0&NR=1
LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS: CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMSBoth Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal systems organize materials by SUBJECT.
DEWEY DECIMALDewey uses numbers at thebeginning of the call number. 154.634 FRE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Library of Congress usesletters at the beginning of the call number. HD 4918.E375
DEWEY VS. LOCWhat subject area would HD 4918.E375 fall under? What subject area would 154.634 FRE fall under?
Time out: Call Number vs ISBNCall number: ISBN (book standardFound on the spine of the book number)Unique to library Found on the back of the bookBook’s “address” on the shelf Unique to that bookIncludes letters, numbers, periods Book’s individual barcode Includes only numbers (and maybe an x)
SEARCHING YOUR TOPIC LRC Online Catalog (OPAC) Google Books Your local public library
Eighth Brain Trust MissionFind two books on your source using H-CatRecord all the relevant pieces of informationJot down three of the main pointsof the book so that you cansummarize it later. DUE THURSDAY.