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Dewey decimal classification : principles and application

Author: Lois Mai Chan; Joan S Mitchell
Publisher: Dublin, Ohio : OCLC, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Features a comprehensive guide to the Dewey Decimal Classification system beginning with a brief introduction and a short biographical sketch on Melvil Dewey who invented the system at twenty-one years of age and was responsible for changing librarianship from a vocation to a modern profession.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Mai Chan; Joan S Mitchell
ISBN: 0910608725 9780910608725
OCLC Number: 53938054
Notes: Revised edition of: Dewey decimal classification : a practical guide / Lois Mai Chan [and others]. 2nd ed. 1996.
Description: xi, 216 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Dewey Decimal classification --
Organization of the Dewey Decimal classification --
Structure and organization of the schedules : notes and instructions --
Subject analysis and classification of a document --
Using the manual --
Using the relative index --
Synthesis of class numbers or practical number building --
Standard subdivisions --
Geographic areas, historical periods, persons --
Use of Table 3 with literature and other classes --
Table 4 : subdivisions of individual languages and Table 6 : languages --
Table 5 : ethnic and national groups --
Number building for complex subjects.
Other Titles: Dewey decimal classification.
Responsibility: Lois Mai Chan, Joan S. Mitchell.

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Features a comprehensive guide to the Dewey Decimal Classification system beginning with a brief introduction and a short biographical sketch on Melvil Dewey who invented the system at twenty-one years of age and was responsible for changing librarianship from a vocation to a modern profession.

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