Welcome to a new weekly suggested viewing posting!
Each Friday I’m going to recommend three Non-Fiction DVDs for your weekend viewing pleasure!
And I’m going to play the librarian card just a little bit, and offer a sentence or two of info on how the DVDs, and for that matter the audio books on CD and Non-Fiction print books, are classified and shelved via the Dewey Decimal System.
This week we have three cool picks!
1. No Job For A Woman
This disc offers a documentary on female reporters and their fight against prejudice while trying to report the news during World War II.
The Dewey number for this DVD is 070.433 NO
And in Library Land the Dewey 000s, that is DVDs, books and audio books on CD with a call number ranging from 0 to 099.999, fall under the Dewey umbrella of General Knowledge.
Dewey General Knowledge topics include: Newspapers, Libraries, Museums, Computers, Tablets, E-Readers (and how to use the previously mentioned computers, tablets & e-readers) and generally speaking, general knowledge collections on a variety of subjects.
Here’s a link to the StarCat request page for No Job For A Woman:
2. Understanding Modern Electronics:
This is one of the DVDs in the always intriguing Great Courses series. The Great Courses DVDs usually feature lectures by top notch educators and specialists. This three disc set features lectures by Professor Richard Wolfson of Middlebury College who lectures on the subject of how basic electronics work.
The Dewey number for this DVD is 537.5 UND
And the Dewey 500s = Math and Science. Under this umbrella category you’ll find materials on Dinosaurs, Fish, Chemistry, Insects, Plants, Animals, General Mathematics and more.
Here’s a link to StarCat to request Understanding Modern Electronics:
3. Rock And Roll Hall of Fame + Museum Live:
This DVD is actually the first disc in a 9 disc set that features music played by Rock Hall of Fame inductees during the first twenty five years of Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. This first disc features performance by Cream, The Doors, John Fogarty, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Band and more – and this is just disc 1!
The Dewey number for this DVD is 782.4216 ROC 1. And notably, the one at the end notes that this is a multi-disc set and that this is the first disc of the set.
And the Dewey 700 umbrella category is: Arts & Recreation – which is why the 700s are one of my favorite Dewey sections!
In these book/DVD & audio book sections you’ll find items on art, music, jokes, painting, drawing, knitting, playing the guitar, piano or bass, songbooks, sports, games and more!
The 700s rock – literally since this is the section that features items on Rock & Roll! It is a neat section – check it out!
And if you want to browse through the discs in our Rock Hall of Fame DVD series – they are currently hanging out in the New DVD section near the Circulation Desk when they are in the library.
If you’d like to know more about the musicians and music on the Rock Hall of Fame DVDs – here’s a link to a description page on the Time Life site:
And to request any of the DVDs in the Rock Hall of Fame set click on this link and you’ll be re-directed to the StarCat request page for the set:
Have a great weekend!
P.S. The library is open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. so while you’re out and about on Saturday — drop in and check out some books and DVDs to enjoy over the weekend!