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Dewey: the Man, the System
Transcript of Dewey: the Man, the System
Dewey numbers on the spines of books and other resources help libraries arrange like items with like so that users can find them.
Something like the way we keep the knives, forks and spoons sorted in the kitchen drawer
The dewey system has 10 main groups -
science and math
the arts and leisure activities
geography and history
you don't need to memorize these groups but they are helpful to understand ...
so next time you are researching your project on bicycles (for example) ...
you'll understand why your search finds ...
nf 629.2272 = bicycle maintenance
nf 796.6 = bicycle racing
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OCLC Online Computer Library Centre. (2011). Get to know the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
PowerPoint presentation presented at http://www.oclc.org/au/en/dewey/resources/default.htm
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600's = technology
700's = arts and recreation