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Dewey Decimal Classification (Online Version)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. 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 are used in school, public and small academic libraries.
This class will be online for 3 - 2 hr sessions over 3 consecutive days (February 19, 20, and 21, 2014) using our online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive additional login information a few days prior to the 1st class date.
This workshop has been approved for six (6) General Library Education Units (LEUs).
Workshop Topic: Cataloging
Intended audience: Original and Copy Catalogers
WebEx supports the following:
Internet Explorer 6.x+, Firefox 3.x+, Mozilla 1.7, Safari 4, 5.0, Chrome 11, 12, 13
Sound card and speakers
Students will be taught using WebDewey (through OCLC Connexion). Some instruction will also be provided on the use of the print edition of DDC 23. If their institutions own the four volumes of DDC 23, students should have them handy during the training. If students have items that need Dewey classification numbers, they should have them present during the training also. It would be helpful if students could also look for and print out the MARC records of these items.
Prices listed are per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Ladiski at email@example.com.
It is highly recommended that all registrants register for online workshops at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you registered passed the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for an online workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with WebEx login
information a few days prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email email@example.com.
Audio for this workshop will only be available via Voice Over IP. MCLS will send a microphone via US mail (upon request) approximately five days prior to your first MCLS online meeting to those who had registered at least seven days prior. If you do not have a microphone in time, you may communicate with the instructor and other participants via text chat.
This course is not currently scheduled.