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April 09 Dewey

  1. 1. Do You Know Dewey? Media Specialist: Mrs. Starr DBMS: Media Center
  2. 2. Dewey Decimal System <ul><li>The Dewey Decimal System (DDS) is a system used to classify books by grouping them in 10 categories. </li></ul><ul><li>DDS uses a decimal system to organize library books </li></ul><ul><li>I'll bet you're wondering who came up with </li></ul><ul><li>this idea. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Invented this System? <ul><li>Melvil Dewey </li></ul><ul><li>December 10, 1851 and died December 26, 1931. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a librarian </li></ul><ul><li>In 1876, he started the American Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>He published the first Library Journal, a magazine about library trends & book reviews. </li></ul><ul><li>He started the first library school in 1887 located @ Columbia University. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dewey Basics
  5. 5. Fiction or Non-Fiction <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction - Books that are made up by the author or not true/real are fiction. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Books that are nonfiction (true) are about real events, people, places, and things. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fiction <ul><li>Fiction books are “shelved” in alphabetical order by the author's last name. </li></ul><ul><li>If you wrote a book and your last name was Meyers. People who liked your book might want to read more of them, by having your books shelved in the same place would make finding them a lot easier. </li></ul>F for Fiction First 3 letters of the authors last name F MEY
  7. 7. Non-Fiction <ul><li>Non-Fiction books are shelved by their subject's category. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, if you wanted a book about cars, you would want them to be in the same area. You wouldn't worry so much about the author, you would just want the facts about cars. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Books Are Shelved by Call # <ul><li>left-to-right, top-to-bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Start at the left on the top shelf, move to the right until the shelf ends. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, you go to the next shelf beneath that and do the same, left to right </li></ul><ul><li>When you get to the bottom shelf you go to the back to the top “top to bottom”. </li></ul>©2003 F.Launet/Goomi Studio
  9. 9. What is a Call Number? <ul><li>A call number is a group of numbers and letters put together to tell you where to find your book in the library. </li></ul><ul><li>It is located at the bottom of the spine of the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you've got your call number from SavvyCat, </li></ul><ul><li>it's time to go find your book! </li></ul>Call # location Author last name: 1st 3 letters 112.9 CAY
  10. 10. Dewey Decimal Number <ul><li>A Dewey call number always has 3 numbers to the left of the decimal. </li></ul><ul><li>To the right of the decimal, there is no limit on number. </li></ul><ul><li>The more numbers to the right of the decimal, the more specific the subject is. </li></ul><ul><li>664.805652 </li></ul>110.9 110.92 CAY Call # location Author last name
  11. 11. 000’s General Works <ul><li>&quot;How do we organize information?” </li></ul><ul><li>General Works Books that contain a lot of different information in them. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 100’s Philosophy <ul><li>&quot;Who am I?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>How we think & what we feel: 100s - Psychology and Philosophy </li></ul>
  13. 13. 200’s Religion <ul><li>When you want to learn about religions… yours & theirs </li></ul>
  14. 14. 300’s Social Science <ul><li>Learning how people get along together is…Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Customs (along with fairy tales & folk tales), Government, Holidays, Military </li></ul>
  15. 15. 400’s Languages <ul><li>When we communicate with each other. </li></ul>Spanish German Chineese French
  16. 16. 500’s Natural Science <ul><li>When we want to learn about nature </li></ul>
  17. 17. 600’s Applied Science/Technology <ul><li>How we change nature to fit our needs </li></ul>
  18. 18. 700’s Fine Arts & Recreation <ul><li>Things we do for fun… </li></ul>
  19. 19. 800’s Literature <ul><li>Play’s, Poetry, & Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction used to be in this section! </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>When we want to know about other countries of the world </li></ul><ul><li>When we want to learn about our past </li></ul><ul><li>*So we can improve our future* </li></ul>900’s Geography & History
  21. 21. <ul><li>Contains books about people’s lives </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography = books written about the person by that person </li></ul><ul><li>Biography =books about a person’s life </li></ul>Biography Retrieved April 11, 2009, from http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&um=1&sa=3&q
  22. 22. 10 Areas Broken Down