Dewey Decimal Classification (MCLS)

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NOV 1

01 November 2017 - 03 November 2017

This is an introduction to the 23rd edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The instructor will teach participants how to interpret and construct Dewey Decimal call numbers. (3 days/2-hour session per day)

Course Overview

This workshop is an introduction to the 23rd edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The instructor will teach participants how to interpret and construct Dewey Decimal call numbers. Participants will learn how to derive the base number from the index and schedule and then how to complete the number using tables and other devices. Participants will examine a number of examples in detail and will also construct numbers from scratch. The examples will cover all major subject areas in the classification scheme. Participants will learn how to construct "complete" Dewey numbers, such as those that are used in large research libraries, but will also learn how to build "truncated" Dewey numbers, such as those used in school, public and small academic libraries.

This class will be online using WebEx online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with WebEx login information a few days prior to the class date.

This workshop has been approved for six (6) General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana staff.

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Cost

Per-person rates
$99 (MCLS members)
$199 (Non-MCLS members)

Group viewing rates
$249 (MCLS members)
$349 (Non-MCLS members)

Course Provider

MCLS

Course Length

6.0 Hours (3 days / 2-hour sessions per day)

Course Format

Live Online

Contact

training@mcls.org

Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata