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Unformatted text preview: DOING DEWEY:
Retrieving items organized by Dewey Decimal Classification A Dewey call number consists of two parts. sDEWEY NUMBER
s sCUTTER NUMBER
s (top) (bottom) Dewey Decimal Classification Hierarchies
s Each number has meaning, with added numbers becoming more specific. 600 Technology (Applied Science) s 630 Animal Husbandry s 636.7 Dogs s 636.8 Cats
s The first three digits are easy! They go in standard numerical order! 000 100 200 300 400 s 500 600 700 800 900
s s If you can count, you can master this part! After the decimal point, it's a little more difficult. s s . Some rules can help you determine the shelf order:
s 1. If the first three numbers are the same, then the first number AFTER the decimal point is the most important , with each following number of lesser importance. 297.5569 comes before 297.89 771.1999985 comes before 771.2 836.097 comes after 836.009 Once you know the rules, even the Cutters are easy!
s 2. The Cutter number always begins with a letter, usually the first letter of the author's last name. 923.0944 K874 3. Cutter characters have an order of importance.
s After the initial letter, the order of importance is: Arabic numbers (in decimal form) Upper case letters Lower case letters Some examples are:
92 s A21153L
s before 92 A213 92 A2115L 92 s A21153L
s before Let's take a look at a few more examples.
s Which comes first? 000.478 000.478 s B723pb or B7239pb
s 932.2330 923.322 s D7895 Z875zc
s If you can master these rules,
you can do Dewey!!! ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ED 110 taught by Professor Silvis during the Spring '08 term at Seton Hill.
- Spring '08