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# Copy of Dewey Decimal Classification for Grade 5-8

A presentation explaining how the library organization system works using DDC.
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## Shellean Green

on 3 September 2013

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#### Transcript of Copy of Dewey Decimal Classification for Grade 5-8

How does OSC organize its library collection?
Dewey divided the World's knowledge into
10
categories or groups.
Each group has a main title and is represented by
three numbers.
000 200 700 900
J
ust like your Pokemon characters represents certain energy and power, these numbers represents a subject.
The Big Ten!
Generalities 000
Philosophy 100
Religion 200
Social Sciences 300
Language 400
Science and Maths 500
Technology 600
The Arts 700
Literature 800
History and Geography 900
Many libraries use Dewey Decimal Classification. At the Overseas School of Colombo we also use the DDC to organize our collection.

The DDC as it is widely known was developed by Melvil Dewy in 1876, when he was only 21 years old. The DDC allows us to classify subjects using a numerical order.
The Dewey Decimal Classification can be found on the spine of a library book.
574
ROB
822.33
ROS
200
BOW
935
MAL
By having the number on the spine, the DDC call number can be easily identified.
You will also notice the DDC number when you use the OPAC.
Dewey was born on December 10, 1851, he started the first school for librarians.
He encouraged women to become librarians.
He came up with a system that classify the world's knowledge into a manageable unit popularly known as Dewey
Decimal Classification.
Let's find out some of the main classes and division of the DDC
Generalities -000
Encyclopedias
Rare books
News Media
World Record books such as Guinness

Philosophy 100
Philosophy
Parapsychology
Occultism
Psychology

Religion- 200
World religion
Christianity
Buddhism
Islam
Comparative religion
Christian Church history
History of Christian
Social Sciences -300
General Statistics
Political Science
Economics
Law
Education
Commerce
Customs, etiquette, folklore
Language -400
Spanish
French
Chinese
korean
Singhala
Hindi
English
Science and Math
-500
Mathematics
Science
Astronomy
Plants

Technology- 600
Applied science
Engineering
Medicine
Agriculture
Home economics
Manufacturing
Buildings
The Arts- 700
Drawing
Music
Photography
Architecture
Painting and painters
Graphic arts
Performing arts

Literature-800
Literature
American literature
German and related literature
Latin
Classical Greek
Literature of other languages
History and Geography:900
History
Geography and travel
Biography
History of Ancient world
History of Europe
History of Asia
History of South America
History of North America
To recap let's watch this short video clip on "DDC Rap"
He helped established ALA
DDC are numbers representing subjects.
Ten main classes- 100 divisions and 1000 sections.
All clip arts are derived from this web site:
http://www.pppst.com/clipart.html

By Ms Raina
Secondary School Librarian
Overseas School of Colombo

What a Man, what a mighty amazing man!
First three letters of the author's last name.
DDC
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