Please help me understand the difference between 213 & 231.765 Dewey Decimal numbers for Creation. 

Example: "5 Reasons to Believe in Recent Creation" , by Henry M. Morris III  ---- where would you classify this book? 

My next primary focus (this upcoming year) is to streamline the Adult nonfiction section. We're a small library, and yet with apparent incosistencies by various librarians in classifications. 

Thanks so much for your help. 

Linda S 

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Unfortunately, we cannot do a completely updated edition. Eva Nell is working on update information that we will have in article format on the CLN. That way you can go in and update your copy of the book.

I got my wires crossed when I replied about the book  A Classification System for Church Libraries. Eva Nell is currently working on an article with information about the updates to Sears Subject Headings. Then she is going to research the changes with Dewey. We will send a broadcast when these are available.

Thank you ever so much! We look forward to all updates. 

My understanding is that 200-219 is for religion in general.  Christianity starts with 220.  In our library we would use 231.765 (God's place in creation).

Here are two helpful sources for cataloging:

1.  We use BING for our search engine.  Enter "Dewey 200".  In the results, choose [PDF] 200 - OCLC 

Choose Open Normally.

Save to your bookmarks, and it will be there in the future.  Repeat for 000s, 100s, 300s, etc.

2.  Here is another one, a little weird, but helpful if you get used to it.  We use BING for our search engine and enter  "Dewey 232.765" .  From the results choose 

MDS: 231.765 | LibraryThing

Do this for any Dewey number you question.

Pat, this is a very late thank you. I do appreciate your input. I come back to this forum often as I process books such as this particular thread with helpful input. 

I'm in process of dividing the Adult Non-fiction books & so this thread is quite useful. 

Thanks. 

Mary --- until Pat can reply. 

What Pat linked seems to be mostly like what I have in A Classification System for Church Libraries.

I noticed a couple differences in which a number was ommitted in A Classification System for Church Libraries, but is in the OCLC list. Otherwise, the numbers seem to be the same. The copy I have of A Classification System for Church Libraries is copyrighted 1998, a revised edition of 2004, and is in its 6th printing of 2012.

I'll stand easily corrected if someone else wishes to do so.

Also, please note Marlee's post above & I quote:

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I got my wires crossed when I replied about the book  A Classification System for Church Libraries. Eva Nell is currently working on an article with information about the updates to Sears Subject Headings. Then she is going to research the changes with Dewey. We will send a broadcast when these are available.

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You can find a link for Sears Subject Headings on this forum site. 

Link ---> Sears Subject Headings

Hopefully, this helps.

Mary,

I have also wondered about the edition of DDC.  Since this is coming from the OCLC website, I assumed that it was the latest edition of DDC.  I just looked at the last page of the 900s to find that page number is 961.  That makes me think that it is the unabridged edition. 

We bought the full, 4 volume edition only once because of the cost.  That hard copy is the unabridged, 22nd edition, copyright 2003.  The latest edition is the 23rd edition, copyright 2011.

We also own the 14th edition of the abridged DDC, copyright 2004.  The latest edition is the abridged DDC, edition 15, copyright 2012.

It is laziness on my part that I have not compared the online version to see which edition I am actually using.  

It never occurred to me to print any of this online resource since we own hard copies.  So copyright is not an issue for me.   It is so easy to scroll through the pages to find what I want, I wouldn't think anyone would want to print the pages.  It would be cheaper to buy the books than print the pages.

We have one of the earliest 200 Religion Class books.  Marlee can correct my poor memory if what I say next is inaccurate.  The book was first published as a special printing because the SBC Sunday School Board (now Lifeway) requested permission to do so to help church librarians.  It was a book that had just the 200 section of the unabridged DDC.

This may not be helpful.

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