Dewey decimal classification

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a system used by libraries to classify nonfictional publications into subject categories

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Appendix 1 outlines the new collections used at Beaumaris, showing how Dewey numbers from different parts of the collections have been combined.
Collection Dewey Numbers Notes Art and craft 700-710 All aspects of creative work 730-779 including pure and applied arts, books about artists and books on how to do art/craft.
Initially it was thought that the Dewey number would determine the collection and that the Dewey classification would be the final arbiter.
We chose not to use any other prefixes or codes as we felt the Dewey number provided enough coded information for users to deal with.
to enable students to connect Dewey numbers with shelf locations
Students also struggled to understand the relationship of the Dewey numbers with Dewey categories.
Also, the question places students in an almost blind situation, as Dewey numbers do not often mean anything to them.