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EDUG - Science Library

Presentation for the European Dewey User Group at 2013-04-11

Heidi Sjursen Konestabo

on 26 August 2013

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333.714 + regulatory toxicology
363.73 + pollution as a social problem
363.6363 environmental monitoring
571.95 + general toxicology (physiology, specific organisms other than human)
577.27 + ecotoxicology, environmental effects of pollution
614.13 forensic toxicology
615.7 pharmacokinetics (drugs affecting specific human physiology)
615.9 + human toxicology, specific toxic substances
636.08959 veterinary toxicology We have our own Dewey-group working with UHS

We have joined EDUG

All subject librarians classify their own subject, preferrably by pre-classification

We use webdewey (DDC23) – and look forward to the Norwegian version!

We contribute to an existing DDC subject register at UHS

We use the number building tool in webdewey, share numbers across the institution, and also contribute our built numbers

We are using our own controlled subject vocabulary which we are currently exploring how to map to DDC How do we organise our work with classification? There is still work to be done

The general skepticism towards a new classification system has diminished

A common system makes it easier to work together as a unit

Payoff for users and employees! Conclusion DDC23 is currently sparsely developed on geosciences

We have a broad collection in some fields that have to fit into a small range of numbers, e.g. pharmacy (a separate institute at UiO), biochemistry

We look to other universities, but we need a larger network

We use OCLC Classify (http://classify.oclc.org), but we do not always agree Some complications to conquer A lot of tidying!

Leaving the old subject specific collections as they were

Starting a new cross-discipline collection including all the subjects

Classification and shelf marking according to DDC23 What did we do? From multitude to unity Introducing DDC to the Science Library DDC is a system that is currently being updated, and also translated into Norwegian (Norsk Webdewey)

It includes all our subjects

Our big brother Humanities and Social Sciences Library (UHS) uses DDC

Two of our collections already had DDC classifications

Classification can more easily be done by other persons than the subject librarian for the specific subject

DDC is not specific enough in some subjects (creative number building…)

Traditional use of DDC may not always fit our needs

Reprogramming of our employees / old traditions are hard to combat Why Dewey Decimal Classification? Mathematics
Geology & Geophysics


Natural history museum DDC msc
ddc farma
local classification systems
ubo schemes forms
chaos Ten institute libraries with different classification and shelf marking systems, 8 of these were moving together to a new building, resulting in 3 units of the Science Library

Science Library
in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus

Science Library 

Science Library
Natural History Museum 507.1 (Science -- education…) No solution yet 921-928 (mostly 925-926) Biographies

Popular science

Teaching science

- How to keep them in separate suites without making separate collections? Dilemmas 660.65 genetic engineering Dawson Books (supplier):
572.86 DNA (Biochemical genetics) Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data /
OCLC classify:
579.24 DNA viruses
(Natural history of microorganisms) 660.6 Biotechnology:
Application of living organisms or their biological systems or processes to the manufacture of useful products 620.117 organic materials (engineering)
572.86028 DNA + techniques
660.65 genetic engineering Science Library. Informatics Science Library. Natural History Museum Science Library DDC The Science Library prior to 2012 Disadvantages Toxicology Heidi Sjursen Konestabo
Senior subject librarian, Science Library Contact: h.s.konestabo@ub.uio.no
realfagsbiblioteket@ub.uio.no From 2012
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