Library

Topics: Library classification, Library, Library catalog Pages: 4 (1180 words) Published: June 19, 2013
A. Kinds of Reading Materials
1. Reference books of a general or specialized nature .
2. Books of fiction .
3. Books of biographies and autobiographies .
4. Books which supplement the college courses such as education , business , foreign languages , history , literature , etc. 5. General books not related to specific subjects and books on special fields not included in the college program of instruction . 6. Magazines and newspapers which include current issues and bound volumes . 7 . Government reports and publications.

8 . Pamphlets and clippings .
9. Audio - visual materials such as pictures , films , plates , slides . 10. Microfilms and microprints which are reduced photographic reproductions of rpinted materials . B. Classification and Arrangement of Books in the Library

* The Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme
* is a proprietary library classification system created by Melvil Dewey in 1876. It has been revised and expanded through 23 major editions, the latest issued in 2011. Dewey was responsible for all revisions until his death in 1931. A designation number, such as Dewey 16 for the 16th edition, is given for each revision. * A library assigns a DDC number that unambiguously locates a particular volume to within a short length of shelving which makes it easy to find any particular book and return it to its proper place on the library shelves.] The system is used in 200,000 libraries in at least 135 countries * Books are arranged on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), which groups the fields of knowledge into 10 main classes, namely: 000 – 099| General works|

100 – 199| Philosophy and related fields|
200 – 299| Religion|
300 – 399| Social sciences|
400 – 499| Languages|
500 – 599| Pure Sciences|
600 – 699| Applied sciences (Technology)|
700 – 799| Fine Arts|
800 – 899| Literature|
900 – 999| History, geography, biography|

* The Library of Congress...
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