In the first session (the first Friday evening), we are covering Blackboard basics, syllabus, COS Library web page, and Library 101 web page.
We will have an actual library tour to get acquainted with the COS Library organization, its services and their location.
Use Interactive Map of COS Library to reinforce what you have learned during the tour.
We will also learn about the two major library classification systems: Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and Library of Congress Classification (LCC).
For better understanding of Dewey Decimal Classification and call numbers, try these links:
Dewey Decimal System - A Guide to Call Numbers (from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)
Understanding call numbers (from IRIS), especially step 4. DDC and 6. Side by side comparison between LCC and DDC
The most important Order in the Library game levels to understand Dewey Decimal Classification (the one that COS Library uses to organize its material) are: the last 4 levels of Shelving (from Expert to Super Genius) and the last two levels of Reordering (Dewey Decimal Reordering and Master of the Universe).
Enjoy the game!
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