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NEBASE Hour - Nov. 2008 - Introduction to WebDewey


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Experience the power of Dewey on the web! Now you can have web-based access to an enhanced version of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) database through WebDewey and Abridged WebDewey.
WebDewey is part of the OCLC suite of cataloging and metadata services that OCLC offers through the OCLC Connexion service.

Attend this session to see how WebDewey can make assigning Dewey numbers easier and faster. And learn how you can save by joining the NEBASE WebDewey/Abridged WebDewey group subscription.

Presented by Christa Burns as the NEBASE Hour on November 5, 2008.

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NEBASE Hour - Nov. 2008 - Introduction to WebDewey

  1. 1. Introduction to WebDewey Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator NEBASE
  2. 2. Dewey Services in OCLC Connexion <ul><li>Abridged WebDewey  online version of Abridged Edition 14 </li></ul><ul><li>WebDewey  online version of the full DDC 22 </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Abridged WebDewey & WebDewey <ul><li>Online versions of the print volumes, plus : </li></ul><ul><li>Additional built numbers and Relative Index terms </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary mappings </li></ul><ul><li>Continually revised — Quarterly updates </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to annotate schedule with personal and/or institution User Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient, intuitive user interface </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accessing WebDewey <ul><li>Logon to OCLC Connexion at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up automatic login at the Local Browser Settings link on the login page </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey-Only Sessions – 120 minute timeout </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quarterly Enhancements <ul><li>Latest versions of the schedules, tables, Manual and Relative Index entries (print and electronic) from the respective enhanced DDC databases. </li></ul><ul><li> enhancements/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Relocations, Discontinuations, and Reused Numbers <ul><li>Since DDC Edition 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Available as PDF on Dewey web site at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> ddc22print/Relocations_and_discontinuations.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also available as MS Excel file in WebDewey under Show Options </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Features in Edition 22 <ul><li>Available as PDF on Dewey web site at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> ddc22print/new_features.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Dewey RSS Feeds <ul><li>Latest DDC mappings to other vocabularies, new and changed entries, and news about Dewey® Services enhancements. </li></ul><ul><li> syndicated/rss.htm </li></ul>
  9. 9. WebDewey Access Points <ul><li>Six Browse indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Eight Search indexes, all with Boolean capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Top-down navigation of schedules and tables </li></ul><ul><li>Hotlinks to related records </li></ul>
  10. 10. Keyboard shortcuts <ul><li>Search = < Alt > + < 1 > </li></ul><ul><li>Browse = < Alt > + < 2 > </li></ul><ul><li>Create (User Notes) = < Alt > + < 3 > </li></ul><ul><li>Show (Active User Notes) = < Alt > + < 4 > </li></ul><ul><li>* You can navigate to the Dewey Services tab with the shortcut, < Alt >+< D >. </li></ul>
  11. 11. User Notes <ul><li>Two Types: Institution or Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Attach a note to any WebDewey record, or create a general-purpose note with broad application. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Helpful Links <ul><li>WebDewey Tutorial </li></ul><ul><ul><li> tutorial/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> dewey/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. NEBASE WebDewey Group Subscription <ul><li>Do not have to be an OCLC member! </li></ul><ul><li>Discounted Annual Price </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebDewey - $205 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abridged WebDewey - $58 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscription Year: Jan. 1 – Dec. 31 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join at any time – mid-year subscriptions prorated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online order form </li></ul><ul><ul><li> deweyorder.html </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Questions? Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator NEBASE [email_address] 800-307-2665