Learn Dewey Decimal Classification (Edition 22)By Mary Mortimer
A Practical Study Guide For Learning Every Aspect of Dewey Decimal Classification
This combined text and workbook covers the theories and principles of Dewey Decimal Classification and then offers readers immediate practice in putting the information to use. Plentiful, clear explanations, examples and practice exercises illustrate every aspect of Dewey Decimal Classification and help students master creating DDC numbers. The book also includes a new chapter on WebDewey; a glossary that defines technical terms in simple language; and an index. It is an easy to use study tool for all library students and library staff who need to be familiar with at least the basics.
“Unlike other materials available for learning the DDC, this book combines workbook with instructional text. As such, the student can refer to it beyond the course. It can profitably supplement other texts in cataloging and classification, and also serve as a review of the developments… of the DDC.”
“It provides an easy and friendly approach to the learning of the DDC without assuming any prior knowledge on the part of its users. This being a complete guide and the DDC being used internationally, this workbook will be useful in any library/library school anywhere in the world. It is a welcome addition to the practical manuals on the DDC.”
Library Times International review of the previous edition Learn Dewey Decimal Classification is one of nine Library Education study guides published in 2007 by TotalRecall Publications, Inc.
Mary Mortimer is a librarian, library and Internet trainer, author, multimedia developer, and publisher. Since her professional education in the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, Mary has worked in libraries in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Britain in many capacities. She is a director of DocMatrix Pty Limited in Canberra, Australia, which publishes workbooks to help librarians and assistants develop the practical skills they need in the workplace. These books have been modified for libraries in Southeast Asia, South America and North America. Mary has also developed interactive multimedia programs for librarians, and organizes in-service training for library assistants. She has taught Dewey Decimal Classification to library paraprofessionals and professionals, including staff of the National Library of Australia, and in doing so has refined her explanations and examples. The result is this clear and comprehensive study guide that helps students and staff apply the Dewey Decimal scheme sensibly and correctly.
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This is the first North American Edition (Library Education Series) © 2007.