Training Courses and Workshops

Dewey Decimal Classification

The Course explains the combination of the theoretical approach and the practical application of Dewey classification. The Course introduces the basic concept of classification and its development since its establishment, then it demonstrates the tables of Dewey Decimal Classification 23rd edition (English version), while focusing on some of the most widely used numbers, with some examples. The Course includes some lectures on the scientific and practical methods for understanding books topics in a systematic manner. All lectures include practical exercises and classifications of subjects, such as literature, folk literature, religion, and Islamic history.

30 hours (5 days; 6 hours/day)


Target audience
Information professionals, publishers, library science students and academics.

Academic or professional knowledge of library science.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Main Tables:
    • Table 1: Standard subdivisions
    • Table 2: Geographic areas
    • Table 3: Subdivisions for the arts, for individual literatures, for specific literary forms
    • Table 4: Subdivisions for individual languages and language families
    • Table 5: Subdivisions for ethnic and national groups
    • Table 6: Languages
  • Relative index
  • Manual
  • Added instructions
  • Number building

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