Dewey Decimal Classification: A Practical Guide

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Library Journal
While the authors clearly aim their efforts at both students and practitioners, this work's primary value is that of a text for library school courses on classification. Taking its structure and approach directly from the schedules themselves, the book does indeed analyze all aspects of classifying materials with Edition 20 of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). A brief historical background and bibliography plus exercises at the end of chapters reinforces its value to students. This is, overall, a very literal, straightforward interpretation of the classification process. No attention is given to the contexts in which classification is being done nor to the varied collections confronting catalogers. This work will give current practitioners no new insights into the classification process and may lead the general reader to view classification as a simple, mechanistic interpretation of rules and schedules.-Rodger Smith, Charleston Cty. Lib., S.C.
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Traces the history of the Dewey Decimal system of classifying documents and explains the notation, the concepts of practical classification, the methods of analyzing the subject content of documents, and the proper procedures for assigning class numbers. Emphasizes learning how to build numbers with notation from the schedules and auxiliary tables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910608497
  • Publisher: OCLC Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Pages: 211
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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