|Dewey Decimal System|
This kidcyberQuest will help you to understand
how the Dewey system works so that you can more easily find items
in your library. You will also find out about the inventor and
why the system was invented.
The library computer system has crashed and the librarian is away on leave. You have been asked to help out in the library to help patrons find resources and to re-shelve any returned items.
You will have to use your knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system to be able to locate items, and to correctly shelve returned library items.
You will also prepare some display items to help users learn some Dewey numbers
By gathering the resources below and then reading about the topic you will acquire the knowledge needed for the task. You can check you knowledge by completing the kidcyber task pages.
Step 1: Read Melvil Dewey:
Step 2: Print a copy of this online page and complete the task Dewey task 1
Step 3: Read: How Dewey organised information (the 10 main areas)
Step 4: Print a copy of this online page and complete the Dewey task 2
Step 5: Print a copy of this online page about Call numbers and how to construct them and complete Dewey task 3.
Step 6: Read:Some more Dewey numbers
Step 7: Print a copy of this online page and complete Dewey task 4
Step 8: A Presentation
To help other library users locate library resources prepare some illustrated Dewey guides like the one below about technology. Use your own illustrations, computer graphics, magazine pictures etc.
|To find items about technology and inventions look in the 600s|
updated October 2008 © kidcyber