Dewey’s crossovers

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Dewey’s crossovers

  1. 1. Dewey’s Crossovers Annik Ethier
  2. 2. Dewey Decimal System • A system created in 1876 by Melvil Dewey • Used in libraries to catalogues resources (books, video, cd, dvd, magazines…) • Each hundred as a wide subject associated with it
  3. 3. Division • • • • 0 (General). 10 BIBLIOGRAPHY. 20 BOOK RARITIES. 30 GENERAL CYCLOPEDIAS. 40 POLYGRAPHY. 50 GENERAL PERIODICALS. 60 GENERAL SOCIETIES. 70 80 90 100 Philosophy. 110 METAPHYSICS. 120 130 ANTHROPOLOGY. 140 SCHOOLS OF PSYCHOLOGY. 150 MENTAL FACULTIES. 160 LOGIC. 170 ETHICS. 180 ANCIENT PHILOSOPHIES. 190 MODERN PHILOSOPHIES. 200 Theology. 210 NATURAL THEOLOGY. 220 BIBLE. 230 DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY. 240 PRACTICAL AND DEVOTIONAL. 250 HOMILETICAL AND PASTORAL. 260 INSTITUTIONS AND MISSIONS. 270 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY. 280 CHRISTIAN SECTS. 290 NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS. 300 Sociology. 310 STATISTICS. 320 POLITICAL SCIENCE. 330 POLITICAL ECONOMY. 340 LAW. 350 ADMINISTRATION. 360 ASSOCIATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS. • • • • 370 EDUCATION. 380 COMMERCE AND COMMUNICATION. 390 CUSTOMS AND COSTUMES. 400 Philology. 410 COMPARATIVE. 420 ENGLISH. 430 GERMAN. 440 FRENCH. 450 ITALIAN. 460 SPANISH. 470 LATIN. 480 GREEK. 490 OTHER LANGUAGES. 500 Natural Science. 510 MATHEMATICS. 520 ASTRONOMY. 530 PHYSICS. 540 CHEMISTRY. 550 GEOLOGY. 560 PALEONTOLOGY. 570 BIOLOGY. 580 BOTANY. 590 ZOOLOGY. 600 Useful Arts. 610 MEDICINE. 620 ENGINEERING. 630 AGRICULTURE. 640 DOMESTIC ECONOMY. 650 COMMUNICATION AND COMMERCE. 660 CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY. 670 MANUFACTURES. 680 MECHANIC TRADES. 690 BUILDING. 700 Fine Arts. 710 LANDSCAPE GARDENING. 720 ARCHITECTURE. • • 730 SCULPTURE. 740 DRAWING AND DESIGN. 750 PAINTING. 760 ENGRAVING. 770 PHOTOGRAPHY. 780 MUSIC. 790 AMUSEMENTS 800 Literature. 810 TREATISES AND COLLECTIONS. 820 ENGLISH. 830 GERMAN. 840 FRENCH. 850 ITALIAN. 860 SPANISH. 870 LATIN. 880 GREEK. 890 OTHER LANGUAGES. 900 History. 910 GEOGRAPHY AND DESCRIPTION. 920 BIOGRAPHY. 930 ANCIENT HISTORY. 940 Modern EUROPE. 950 Modern ASIA. 960 Modern AFRICA. 970 Modern NORTH AMERICA. 980 Modern SOUTH AMERICA. 990 Modern OCEANICA AND POLAR REGIONS.
  4. 4. Crossovers • What are crossovers in relation to my subject? • A resource that can be catalogue in more than one place • Crossover or unclassifiable? • Are there really unclassifiable? • How do we catalogue a crossover? • Before technology • With technology
  5. 5. Crossover: Historical fiction • Conqueror series by Conn Iggulden • Based on the life of Genghis Khan and the birth of the Mongol empire • Author did extensive research for the books • Used The Secret History of the Mongols as a reference guide • Note at the end for fictional aspect of the story • Could it be used as a research tool?
  6. 6. Crossover: Domestic animals • Sections 590 to 599 are associated with the animal kingdom • Section 630 is associated with agriculture and yet at 636 we find domestic animals • Every animal that is bred by human interference is place in this category • From cattle and swine to dogs and cats • Human interference as made domestic animal a useful art rather than part of the animal kingdom
  7. 7. Conclusion • Cataloguing crossover was harder without the help of technology and was dependant on the individual libraries • Crossovers are can be tricky to deal with and their cataloguing may vary from one place to the other depending on the priorities of the Library • The Dewey Decimal System can be confusing when dealing with resources with dual subjects

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