eCourse focuses on WebDewey and Dewey Decimal Classification

For Immediate Release
Fri, 11/20/2015

Contact:

Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

esteiner@ala.org

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 19, 2016.

With the expert cataloging instruction of Violet Fox, you will gain a comprehensive grounding in Dewey Decimal Classification® principles and practice. Starting with the basics, this eCourse will teach you how to assign DDC® numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers using tables and apply numbers that help patrons browse your library.

Learning outcomes

  • Know how to read and interpret DDC® notation and analyze how to apply it in real-world library situations
  • Competently search WebDewey® for the assignment of DDC® numbers
  • Be able to use DDC® Tables for number-building and successfully build longer DDC® numbers

Experienced users will benefit from guidance in building complex numbers, in using Table 3 for literature and ideas for more effective use of the DDC® system.

Participants will need access to a WebDewey® subscription, either through their institutional subscription or by the free 30-day trial available from the OCLC® website. Please note that a WebDewey® subscription is not automatically provided by enrolling in this eCourse.

The 23rd Edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index is ©2011-2014 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (“OCLC”). All copyright rights in all previous editions of the Dewey Decimal Classification are owned by OCLC. WebDewey screen shots are ©2014 OCLC. Mr. Dewey and His Dot are ©1992 OCLC. Dewey, DDC, Dewey Decimal Classification, OCLC, and WebDewey are registered trademarks/service marks of OCLC. Used with permission.

About the Instructor

Violet Fox is the metadata librarian at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. She completed her MLIS at the University of Washington iSchool and currently serves as the news editor for Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. Her research interests include the intricacies of zine cataloging and the ethical implications of classification.

Registration for this ALA Publishing facilitated eCourse, which begins on Jan. 19, 2016, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.

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