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  • American librarian Melvil Dewey, born Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey, in Adams Center, N.Y., on Dec. 10, 1851, d. Dec. 26, 1931, is best known as the inventor of what came to be called the Dewey Decimal System of Classification, which is used in most local and school libraries to catalogue books. Devised in 1876 as a system for small libraries, it has the advantage of a limited number of general categories and short call-numbers. The system is based on ten classes of subject (000-999), which are then further subdivided. Dewey also promoted the use of the metric system, helped found the American Library Association in 1876, and edited Library Journal (1876-81) and Library Notes (1886-98). When Dewey created Columbia University's School of Library Economy in 1887, he began the field of library science in the United States.
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    • 1. The Library and it’s Services The Library and it’s Services
    • 2. Godley High School The Library, At Your Service
    • 3. Opac.lnk Which stands for: “Online Public Access Catalog” Is available for each student with your student log-in on the Library Computers.
    • 4. Opac.lnk With OPAC, you can search the entire Library’s collection for specific items by Keyword, Title, or by Subject, Author, Series, and even the Call Number.
    • 5. Let's Do Dewey Dewey Duck Melvil Dewey Who invented the Dewey Decimal Classification? Dewey Duck Melvil Dewey
    • 6. What is a call number? •Every book in the library is given a unique call number to serve as an address for locating the book on the shelf. The call number itself is composed of two parts--Dewey Decimal Classification and the Cutter number or book number. • •Dewey Decimal Classification •The dewey decimal system coordinates materials on the same subject and on related subjects to make items easier to find on the shelves by using a combination of letters and numbers. • The Dewey system has ten main classes
    • 7. REMEMBER: The more numbers, the more specific. REMEMBER: When filing in a decimal system, file digit by digit--not by whole number. Look at this example: •331 •331.01 •331.011 •331.016 •331.02 •331.026 •331.041 •331.04136
    • 8. The Library Staff and Student Aides are here to help you when you need us.
    • 9. READ TO SUCCEED! • You can also visit the GISD webpage and get to resource links there –
    • 10. 5 Student Computers Ready for you to use for:  Research  Homework  Any School Work  Search OPAC Ready for you to use for:  Research  Homework  Any School Work  Search OPAC
    • 11. You will NOT be able to:  Access Email  Change any settings  Print without
    • 12. You WILL able to:  Access OPAC  Research sites  Google, etc.
    • 13. Can Print: MUST Ask first Limited to 2 pages per day
    • 14.  Be Respectful  Clean Up Your Area  Dispose of Trash Properly  Keep volume at minimum
    • 15. Anytime, HOWEVER Must have a Hall Pass Sign In On Each Visit