Re: [Videolib] Shelving Non-Fiction videos

Anne Bulin (
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 10:52:53 -0400

We also shelve out non-fiction videos by Dewey Decimal number. We keep it
as simple as possible and only use main three digits. For example: Any
video on travel within North America would be 917 and the first three
letters of the main entry. (I'm not a cataloger - so bear with any
errors) Actual performance videos, such as filmed stage plays or operas,
are also given a Dewey number and shelved with nonfiction. If it's a film
version of a play (for example Branagh's Henry V), it goes in with the
feature films.

We've found this to be the best way to access by subject.


Anne Bulin, Technology and A/V Coordinator
Barrington Public Library
401-247-1920 x316
Fax: 401-247-3763

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