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How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?
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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…Continue

Tags: classification, Creation

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Jan 5.

Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings
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In the Dewey Decimal System (DDS), biographies are listed within each subject area. This does make sense to me for a larger scale library operation. On the other hand, in our small library our…Continue

Tags: Classification, Classify, Biographies, Biography

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Dec 10, 2018.

How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?
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First, I'm deeply thankfull for this forum. I love reading (and re-reading) previous posts. I didn't find much about books (print) that contain a collection of stories and/or books and so the reason…Continue

Tags: non-series, standalone, series, collection, fiction

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Apr 11, 2018.

How to organize/classify fiction?
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One area I'm focusing on this year is the Adult Fiction section with some incomplete series and a need for new books. As I update the Adult Fiction series, I believe it beneficial to classify our…Continue

Tags: contemporary, futuristic, historical, genres, fiction

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Dec 10, 2018.

 

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Linda S replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"I find this discussion encouraging in that I'm not alone in trying to find that the "right" content balance.   I appreciate the detailed examples & thoughtful input."
Jan 5
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Thank you ever so much! We look forward to all updates. "
Jan 5
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"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…"
Jan 3
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"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."
Jan 1
Linda S replied to the discussion 'overdue problem'
"Debbie --- in our church, this seems to be the same approach. We don't fine. I did email some people, but still know response by a few.  I am trying to work through how to handle reminders. I know a few would like to have an automated…"
Jan 1
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Woops!  Sorry Morlee -- I incorrectly spelled your name. "
Jan 1
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Charles, This is an awesome reply! I will remember this thread as I continue to work throught the Adult Non-fiction this year. I cannot thank you enough for your detailed input!!!  "
Jan 1
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"BTW, the book A Classification System for Church Libraries is available here. You will also find articles on this page by clicking on "Articles" on the left side of the screen. We hope to have updates to this book on the CLN in…"
Jan 1
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Thank you for your input, Charles.  This confirms what I found in our "A Classification System for Church Libraries."  "
Dec 31, 2018
Charles Campbell replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"For what it’s worth, here’s what Manual in Dewey Abridged 15 says about the 231 or 213 issue: 231.7 vs. 213, 500, 576.8 Relation of scientific and Christian viewpoints of origin of universe vs. Creation in philosophy of religion vs.…"
Dec 31, 2018
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Ann, I love your input. It makes sense about what you say with 213 & 239.  This upcoming year, I plan to fine-tune these sections as well as others in the adult nonfiction collection. Your feedback is quite helpful --- I'm so glad if…"
Dec 21, 2018
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Thanks, Debbie.  I agree, it sure is a challenge to find that balance within our church library. As I just finished going thru our biographies (and pulling biographies inconsistently scattered throughout our library),  totally understand…"
Dec 21, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"My thought is that you could and perhaps should go ahead and put them under the same number.  After all, who's to know that "technically" they belong elsewhere? Your goal is to make things easy to find for your users, and having…"
Dec 21, 2018
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"If a book refuting evolution has any reference to biblical creation, I would still include it as 231.765.  If the book refuting evolution suggests types of creation other than the bible, then I would use 213.   It seems to me that 239…"
Dec 20, 2018
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Ann, Thanks.  I was wondering if it's how you explained, that if a book about Creation is treated with a Biblical perspective, then it's placed in 231.785, but with a secular perspective it receives the 213.  I looked up…"
Dec 20, 2018
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Linda, I went over to the church library today and did some research in my "A Classification System for Church Libraries," book.  It indicated that the 230 section of Dewey is Christianity - Christian Theology.  Under that head…"
Dec 19, 2018

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At 8:28pm on April 3, 2018, Amanda said…

Hello, I was wondering if you would mind looking over the doc. that I have for reclassifying my church library? I will attach it here. Please let me know whether you will or not. If you are willing to I would appreciate suggestions on if anything I have needs to change or maybe move categories, also anything you think should be added and then where. You are welcome to save and then edit the doc., but please make your font red in color so I can see the changes.

Thanks for your help either way, because your comments on my question were very helpful.Library%20Catagories.docx

 
 
 

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