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Assessing Call Numbers in Dewey Decimal Classification

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 1.5 CE Hours


To keep their collections organized on the shelves, many libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. If your library is one of them and you manage the catalog records for your institution, consider attending this session to learn about the rules and tools you’ll need to find, assess, and modify DDC classification information in MARC records. 

 Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to… 

  • Review the structure and rules of DDC 
  • Assess assigned call numbers in MARC records 
  • Discuss local policies 
  • Explore resources and tools for DDC work 
  • Walk through a sample classification workflow


Participants should review the following entries in the Training Archive ahead of this presentation: 

Introduction to Classification 

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for editing and maintaining catalog records and anyone with an interest in the topic. 


Tim Keller Head of Discovery and Metadata Services

Tim Keller is the Head of Discovery and Metadata Services at Oberlin College and Conservatory, after spending two years as the Head of Cataloging and Metadata at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Tim earned his MLIS from Kent State University in 2009, and also holds a second MS in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (User Experience Design). In addition to cataloging and making information discoverable, Tim serves as the Subject Headings Working Group Leader under the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee.  

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