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Library Systems Newsletter [August 1996]

Dewey for Windows, a CD-ROM version of the recently published Dewey Decimal Classification, Edition 21, is now available. The Dewey for Windows compact disk offers Dewey users the entire text of edition 21 in a Microsoft Windows-based environment.

With Dewey for Windows software, users can search for DDC numbers and terms quickly and efficiently. They can choose a specific index for searching from among nine different options, pick a separate approach to number building from four different displays, click the mouse to drag and drop information between simultaneous window displays, and create a work area to store Dewey numbers temporarily while building and moving between schedules and tables. It is also possible to cut and paste Dewey numbers into OCLC bibliographic records using PRISM and Passport for Windows.

The Dewey for Windows CD provides access to over 4,000 new entries in the electronic index. These records include index terms and the earliest matching DDC schedule number with its caption, as well as built numbers from the Dewey Relative Index. Dewey for Windows also allows notes to be added to the schedules to reflect local classification decisions. Users can call up the Help screen or the edition 21 introduction glossary, and let the Tour Guide walk them through typical classification scenarios.

Dewey for Windows requires a microcomputer with Windows software (version 3.1 or higher). A minimum of a 486-based machine is strongly recommended for satisfactory performance. A color monitor, CD-ROM drive, and a minimum of 8MB of memory are also required.

[Contact: OCLC Forest Press, 6565 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017-3395; (800) 848-5878 ext. 6237; (614) 764-6237; FAX 888- Dewey 21 (888-339-3921); www.oclc.org/fp.]

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 16 Number 08
Issue:August 1996
Page(s):66
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: OCLC
Subject: Cataloging utilities -- CD-ROM based
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:7173
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Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00
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