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.
The example below from Joyce Saricks shows how the traditional subject access tools of subject headings and Dewey numbers fail to adequately convey those characteristics of a book that would make it of interest to a reader
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.
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.
The easiest way to sort the new arrivals into subject areas was to compare each item's Dewey number to a known subject, and then set the subject appropriately.
As with the conversion of Dewey numbers to subjects, the CFLOOP tag is used for this script.
A special feature of the WebDewey service is its inclusion of selected Library of Congress (LC) subject headings--linked to the LC authority files--that have been intellectually mapped to Dewey numbers
by the DDC editors and statistically mapped to Dewey numbers
in OCLC's WorldCate database.
My reservations about the project concerned its implication that it constituted a union list of all nineteenth century English books, when it really only represented the holdings of six (then eight) large institutions; that it was based on catalogue records, not examination of the books themselves; that its subject access through Dewey numbers
and broad subject headings was cumbersome; and that it attempted to distinguish its clientele between `real' historians and book historians.
They also break weeding criteria down by topic and Dewey Numbers
and explain how to use automation tools.
With Dewey for Windows software, users can search for DDC numbers, choose a specific index for searching from among nine different options, pick a separate approach to number building from four different displays, click the mouse to drag and drop information between simultaneous window displays, and create a work area to store Dewey numbers
temporarily while building and moving between schedules and tables.
Its features include thousands of Relative Index terms and built numbers not available in the print version of the DDC; Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) that have been statistically mapped to Dewey numbers from records in WorldCat and intellectually mapped by the DDC's editors; 35,000 of the over 50,000 LCSH found in the OCLC Forest Press publication People, Places & Things; links from mapped LCSH to the LCSH authority records; and quarterly database updates that incorporate the latest changes to the DDC, LCSH mappings, index terms, and built numbers.
Its features include LCSH that have been intellectually mapped to Dewey headings by DDC editors, including many from the OCLC Forest Press publication Subject Headings for Children; links from mapped LCSH to the LCSH authority records; mappings between abridged Dewey numbers and subject headings from the latest edition of H.