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  • 1. Dewey DecimalClassification System

2. Who created the Dewey DecimalClassification System? Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 Melvil Dewey created the number order system forlibrary books when he was 21 years old. Melvil Dewey started the first school for librarians. 3. Ten Main Classifications in Deweys System The worlds knowledge is dividedinto 10 categories or groups. Each group has a main title and isrepresented by three numbers. 4. The Big Ten! Generalities 000 Science & Math 500 Philosophy 100 Technology 600 Religion 200 The Arts 700 Social Science Literature 800300 Geography & History - 900 Language 400 5. You Can Judge A Book by Its Cover! The Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be found on the spine label. Why? When the book is 000 200 500 shelved, the Dewey Mea Bya Lee Decimal Classification call number can be easily seen. 6. Generalities - 000 Encyclopedias News media Rare BooksEncyclopedias, Reference Books 7. Philosophy - 100 Paranormal phenomena Psychology Logic 8. Religion - 200 Bible History of Christianity Other Religions 9. Social Science - 300 Law Education Folklore 10. Language - 400 English Spanish Other Languages 11. Natural Science& Math - 500 Mathematics Earth sciences Plants Animals 12. Technology 600 Medicine Agriculture Family living 13. The Arts - 700 Drawing Music Recreational &performing arts 14. Literature - 800 American Literature Old English Literature Literatures of Other Languages 15. Geography & History - 900 Geography Biographies Ancient History 16. ReviewWhat Do You Remember? Who created the Dewey DecimalClassification System? What does the DDCS do for our library? How many main classifications arethere? Where do you find the DDCS number ona library book? 17. Resources UsedAll clipart taken from the Microsoft Clipart web site:http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us&cag=1Information on the Dewey Decimal Classification taken from: Weisburg, H. & Toor, R. Teachers Portfolio of LibrarySkills Lessons & Activities (1985). The Center forApplied Research in Education, Inc.