Linda S
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How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?

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 7 hours ago

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.

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.

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.

 

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How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?

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 See More
7 hours ago
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Picture books - how to catalogue'
"Adair, we also divide our Bible Stories between OT/NT in our Children's Collection. Junior, Youth, and Adult Collections receive a Dewey Decimal number accordingly. I like your idea of placing Bible Stories from Gen thru Rev. "For adults…"
Dec 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
""Our goal is to acquaint our users with good writing and good stories that have intrinsic value.  We very much want to help our people understand that quality literature that isn't "Christian" may well be more worthwhile…"
Dec 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"What a helpful "food for thought" reply!"
Dec 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"Adair, for the special biographies I place a "B" before each Dewey Decimal number & then add /092 for a single bio or /0922 for collective. Then the first 3 letters of the author's surname. For example:  B 266./092  ---…"
Dec 10
adair elwing replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"All of our bios are together If it is one person it is AB MOO for adults biography Lottie Moon. If it is a collection of Bios then it is A 920 and the authors name these are shelved right next to the others on their own shelf. Same is true for the…"
Dec 10
Linda S replied to the discussion 'classifcation'
"My take on this, although a bit late . . .  When looking it up on worldcat.org, the subject listing includes "upside-down book" and "children's poetry". In our library I would most likely place it in our section of…"
Dec 10
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"Thanks, Debbie.  Already, the sectioned Biographies drew in interest.  "
Dec 10
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"Thanks, Mary. I would love to see your library! I bet I could find some great reading! I understand the process of handwritten labels --- we do the same. It does take a lot to think thru what we put on those labels.  Thanks for your helpful…"
Dec 10
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Picture books - how to catalogue'
"We still have fine tuning to do, but the following is the basic:  1. AGE FOCUS:  Children's Collection (infant thru age 7}, Junior Collection (ages 8 - 12}, & Youth {ages 13 - 17}. We don't announce ages, but use the ages as…"
Dec 10
Mary Dupre replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"We have recently reorganized our small library.  We have one section Fiction which are standalones.  The next section is Fiction Series.  We alphabetize by author's last name but group the books in the series by placement...1, 2,…"
Dec 10
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"We just lump our biographies all under 92, but your idea is a good one if you find that people need help finding specific types of biographies."
Nov 28
Linda S commented on the blog post 'Help with Signage words'
"I'm wondering, have you now solved your signage wording? If so, what is it? "
Nov 25
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"Thanks, Paul. I'm glad if my posted idea makes sense to you! You're right. Librarians can form fewer or more sections to best accommodate the patrons' needs. I like the flexibility of it. I guess if a future librarian chooses to do…"
Nov 16
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"I like your idea of separating books by areas such as missionary biographies, Biblical biographies, etc. You could add a lot of other areas too depending on the type of books in your collection. We could, for instance, add American history…"
Nov 15

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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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