Doing Dewey: Getting Started

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Published on November 11, 2007

Author: bogeybear

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How would you organize a library? Melvil Dewey created a system in the 1870's that is still used today - let's look at how it organized books by topics.

Doin’ Dewey! How would YOU organize a library? By Mr. Breitsprecher

How Would You.. Put books on shelves? Make titles easy to find? Make topics easy to find? Keep track of each book?

Put books on shelves?

Make titles easy to find?

Make topics easy to find?

Keep track of each book?

Organizing a Library List of books, called “catalog” Today’s catalogs are on computers Group books on shelves by subject Called “classification”

List of books, called “catalog”

Today’s catalogs are on computers

Group books on shelves by subject

Called “classification”

Melvil Dewey Born in 1851 Loved organizing & mathematics Used both to set up his library

Born in 1851

Loved organizing & mathematics

Used both to set up his library

Before Dewey Every library was different Books organized to get them out quickly in case of fire Common hazard years ago Books in buckets Expensive books in easy to reach places Hard to find books this way

Every library was different

Books organized to get them out quickly in case of fire

Common hazard years ago

Books in buckets

Expensive books in easy to reach places

Hard to find books this way

Dewey Changed This Knew we find books by topics of interest Used numbers as a “code” Classify books by topic Numbers keep books on same topic together Lets us “browse” shelves to find books

Knew we find books by topics of interest

Used numbers as a “code”

Classify books by topic

Numbers keep books on same topic together

Lets us “browse” shelves to find books

Advantages of Dewey Puts books about same subject next to each other on shelves Let’s us “browse” by subject Used by libraries around world

Puts books about same subject next to each other on shelves

Let’s us “browse” by subject

Used by libraries around world

Dewey Decimal General groups by 100s Decimals create special number for each topic Simple to use Easy to find books

General groups by 100s

Decimals create special number for each topic

Simple to use

Easy to find books

Dewey Made it Easy General numbers, by 100s, simple Think of how information is used That’s what Melvil Dewey did Rational system

General numbers, by 100s, simple

Think of how information is used

That’s what Melvil Dewey did

Rational system

100s – Who Am I? Take care of #1 Our self Dewey starts here Interested in ourselves first How we think & act Psychology Philosophy

Take care of #1

Our self

Dewey starts here

Interested in ourselves first

How we think & act

Psychology

Philosophy

200s – Who Made Me After ourselves, think “how did I get here?” Greater than self Who made me? Religion Myths

After ourselves, think “how did I get here?”

Greater than self

Who made me?

Religion

Myths

300s –Who Is My Neighbor? Next interest, people around us Need groups of people to share interests How we live Things we do Folklore

Next interest, people around us

Need groups of people to share interests

How we live

Things we do

Folklore

400s Talk to Neighbors In order to share with others, need to communicate Languages How we write Grammar

In order to share with others, need to communicate

Languages

How we write

Grammar

500s – What to Talk About? Once we have neighbors and communication, what will we share? General sciences Math

Once we have neighbors and communication, what will we share?

General sciences

Math

600’s Using Science, Math Must find ways to apply sciences How we use: Science Medicine Technology

Must find ways to apply sciences

How we use:

Science

Medicine

Technology

700s – Time for FUN! After all this work, time for break Relax, have fun Arts Sports Recreation

After all this work, time for break

Relax, have fun

Arts

Sports

Recreation

800’s – Get Serious Again! Break is over! Literature Famous authors Famous books What makes us who we are

Break is over!

Literature

Famous authors

Famous books

What makes us who we are

900’s – How Did It Happen? Who, what where, when, how? Help us understand the other topics, subjects Geography History

Who, what where, when, how?

Help us understand the other topics, subjects

Geography

History

000-099 – Room to Grow Dewey knew he could not think of everything Place for topics not yet invented or imagined Aliens Computer software Biographies

Dewey knew he could not think of everything

Place for topics not yet invented or imagined

Aliens

Computer software

Biographies

Remembering Is Easy 100s - Think of self 200s – How did I get here? 300s – Who is my neighbor? 400s – How do I communicate with my neighbor? 500s – What will I talk about? 600s – What will I do with science?

100s - Think of self

200s – How did I get here?

300s – Who is my neighbor?

400s – How do I communicate with my neighbor?

500s – What will I talk about?

600s – What will I do with science?

Think Like Dewey 700s – After all this serious thinking, what should we do for FUN! 800s – Serious again, what authors and books are important? 900s – Who, what where when, why, how? 00-99s – Room to grow, everything else

700s – After all this serious thinking, what should we do for FUN!

800s – Serious again, what authors and books are important?

900s – Who, what where when, why, how?

00-99s – Room to grow, everything

else

Thanks to Melvil Dewey We can find information in almost any library Books are organized by topic We can “browse” shelves to find books

We can find information in almost any library

Books are organized by topic

We can “browse” shelves to find books

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