Dewey Decimal Classification

Dewey Decimal Classification

Learn to interpret and construct Dewey Decimal call numbers.

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This workshop is an introduction to 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 as those used in school, public and small academic libraries.

Students will be taught using WebDewey (through OCLC Connexion). The instructor will be logged in to Connexion to show students. Students taking this course will need their own log-in to Connexion/Web Dewey in order to complete the homework. If students have items that need Dewey classification numbers, they should have them present on the third day of training.

This class will be held online. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information a few days prior to the class date.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time March 12-13-14, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern
9:00am - 11:00am Central
Instructor Bradley Reuter
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites.
Credits This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Cataloging

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Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email

Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

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Instructor: Bradley Reuter

Brad Reuter is currently the Head of Technical Services at Clarkston Independence District Library. After receiving his BS from the University of Michigan and his MLIS from Wayne State University, he spent the next 8 years as a Cataloging Librarian at Orion Township Public Library. He has been at CIDL for the past 3 years.

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Date(s) and time(s):
March 12-13-14, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern
9:00am - 11:00am Central

Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 99.00
Non-Member Price: $ 199.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 249.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 349.00