Dewey Decimal Rap

Posted: March 18, 2011 in General

The Dewey Decimal System is a numerical code that librarians use to organize non-fiction books.  This is why you will see a mysterious number on the spine of every non-fiction book in our library.  The idea is that all the books about the same subject will have the same code, thus being coveniently close together on the shelf for your browsing pleasure. 

Good idea in theory.  But have you ever thought, ‘Gosh the Dewey Decimal System is confusing… if only someone would explain it to me using rap music and funny dance moves, that would really help me to build my research skills…’?  Well, your devoted library blog is here to help.  (Actual explanation of the system kicks in at about 1:37.)

You’re welcome.


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