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Dewey Decimal Classification System
Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System? l l l Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 Melvil Dewey created the number order system for library books when he was 21 years old. Melvil Dewey started the first school for librarians.
Ten Main Classifications in Dewey’s System l The world’s knowledge is divided into 10 categories or groups. l Each group has a main title and is represented by three numbers.
The Big Ten! l l l Generalities – 000 Philosophy – 100 Religion – 200 Social Science – 300 Language – 400 l l l Science & Math – 500 Technology – 600 The Arts – 700 Literature – 800 Geography & History - 900 Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge
You Can Judge A Book by Its Cover! l l l 000 Mea 200 Bya 500 Lee The Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be found on the spine label. Why? When the book is shelved, the Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be easily seen.
Generalities - 000 l Encyclopedias l News media l Rare Books Encyclopedias, References
Philosophy - 100 l Paranormal phenomena l Psychology l Logic Man thinks
Religion - 200 l Bible l History of Christianity l Other Religions About God
Social Science - 300 l Law l Education l Folklore About man’s neighbors
Language - 400 English l Spanish l Other Languages l Man talks with other men
Natural Science & Math - 500 l Mathematics l Earth sciences l Plants l Animals Man discovers all that is around him
Technology – 600 l Medicine l Agriculture l Family living Man makes useful things
The Arts - 700 l Drawing l Music l Recreational & performing arts Man makes beautiful things
Literature - 800 l American Literature l Old English Literature l Literatures of Other Languages Man writes
Geography & History - 900 l Geography l Biographies l Ancient History Man writes about travel, people, and events
Flashback! What Do You Remember? Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System? l What does the DDCS do for our library? l How many main classifications are there? l Where do you find the DDCS number on a library book? l
Resources Used… All clipart taken from the Microsoft Clipart web site: http: //office. microsoft. com/clipart/default. aspx? lc=en-us&cag=1 Information on the Dewey Decimal Classification taken from: Weisburg, H. & Toor, R. Teacher’s Portfolio of Library Skills Lessons & Activities (1985). The Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc.