Welcome to the Library with Mr. Hamilton and Inspector Perry P. Pawprint, Esq. Booker T. WashingtonMiddle School Library
Call Number Every book in the library is given a unique call number to serve as an address for locating the book on the shelf. A call number is printed on the spine of each book in the library to help you find it on the shelf. The call number itself is composed of two parts: Dewey Decimal System The Cutter Number or Book Number
Fiction Call Number • The call number for fiction has two parts: 1. The letter for Fic for fiction 2. The author‘s last name First three letters of the last name.
Examples Book Title – The Haunted Mountain by: Mollie Hunter Would be found: Fic OR J Hun Hunter
Cutter Numbers The cutter number for a book usually consists of the first letter of the author's last name and a series of numbers. This series of numbers comes from a table that is designed to help maintain an alphabetical arrangement of names.
Dewey Decimal System The Dewey Decimal Systemis a system we use to classify books by grouping them in 10 categories. I'll bet you're wondering who the brilliant person was who came up with this idea. It was Melvil Dewey,one of the greatest librarians of all time.
Melvil Dewey He was born in Adams Center, New York December 10, 1851 Died on December 26, 1931 He was a librarian who invented a decimal classification for library books called the Dewey Decimal System. In 1876, he founded the American Library Association and published the first Library Journal,which included new library trends and book reviews. Melvil opened the first library school in 1887 located at Columbia University.
Dewey Decimal System • The Dewey decimal system coordinates materials on the same subject and on related subjects to make items easier to find on the shelves by using a combination of letters and numbers. • The Dewey system has ten main classes, which are listed below. • 000 Generalities • 100 Philosophy and Psychology • 200 Religion • 300 Social Science • 400 Language • 500 Natural Science and Mathematics • 600 Technology (Applied Sciences) • 700 Arts • 800 Literature • 900 Geography and History
Ten Divisions • Each of the above classes each have ten divisions. • These divisions are further divided--and then further divided. • Each division becomes more specific. The more numbers, the more specific the subject. • In this way, the Dewey classification system progresses from the general to the specific. • The decimal place is used to make the number even more specific.
The End By: Annette M.Grube and Clarence S. Hamilton, Jr, 2008.