ERIC Number: ED023435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Dewey Decimal Classification; Outlines and Papers Presented at a Workshop on the Teaching of Classification (December 8-10, 1966).
Tauber, Maurice F., Ed.; And Others
An invitational workshop concerned with the teaching of the Dewey Decimal Classification was attended by teachers of classification in accredited library schools and administrative officers from libraries and other organizations who have expertise in the Decimal Classification and its applications. The outlines and papers prepared for discussion consider a number of problems which arise in the teaching of the Dewey system in library schools today. Topics covered include: (1) the current role of classification systems in libraries, (2) problems associated with teaching characteristic Decimal Classification features and the schedules, (3) the availability of multiple editions of Dewey, (4) the application of the system to collections of library materials for children and schools, (5) use of centralized cataloging service, (6) teaching the administration of classification activities in libraries, (7) current teaching methods, and (8) the expectations of administrators concerning the preparation of students for careers in cataloging and classification. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. School of Library Service.