Dewey Decimal Favorites The 005s!
Among my favorite Dewey Decimal System numbers are the ones for those books in the 005.44 section – the ones that are categorized under the umbrella category of what OCLC*1 defines as “Operating systems for specific types of computers.” These are the books on how to use a specific operating system (i.e. Windows 7 or 8 or Mac OS). And going further down the shelves in the 005 section you come across the books on specific software applications (i.e. how to use Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel, Apple’s Pages software etc.).
Of course it is no big surprise that I like books about technology! And should I ever be interested in finding out more about an operating system (an “os” for short); I know I can go to that section and find easy to read books like “Teach Yourself Visually iPad,” “Teach Yourself Visually Office 2010” or even bigger kahuna books like David Pogue’s “Windows 7 The Missing Manual*2” or “Mac OS 10 Mountain Lion.” So I like the books in the 005 section!
And you can request any of those 005 books, or indeed any other books or materials from the library – 24/7/365 through StarCat – the library system’s online catalog! To access the catalog simply go to the SSCL website located at SSCLIBRARY.ORG, click on the Library Catalog link at the top of our home page and away you’ll go – surfing the titles available in all the libraries within the Southern Tier Library System.
Have a great day!
Mitchell, Joan S. et al ed. (2003) DDC 22: Dewey Decimal Classification. OCLC.
*1) OCLC means “Online Computer Library Center and OCLC is the group responsible for updating the Dewey Decimal System first devised by Melville Dewey.
2) David Pogue’s “Windows 8: The Missing Manual” has been pre-ordered by the library but won’t be published until January!