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Wendy Boyle <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:03:03 +0000
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     Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:05:41 -0500
     From: "Peggy Becksvoort" <[log in to unmask]>
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When shelving nonfiction, with numbers, I put folklore and fairy tales into
398.2 (or thereabouts). Yes, they are "not true" but according to Dewey
Decimal System, they fall into the 398 section.
If you were to be truly correct about cataloging, your fiction would fall
under literature, or the 800s.
So, it is easy to realize that calling non-fiction "true" and fiction "not
true" is actually incorrect.

Thanks for asking this question - it is one that many people have.


Peg Becksvoort, LMS, NBCT
*Maine Association of School Libraries*
Librarian, Falmouth Middle School
52 Woodville Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
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On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Wendy Boyle <[log in to unmask]>

> Hello all,
> I'm still working on organizing our library and I had a shelfing
> question. I have children's books that that are called folklore or
> tales and have dewey numbers on the inside cover. Do you put it in
> childrens' fiction or nonfiction?
> Also on your younger kids books do you label it with an E or a J? I
> have found that when I do an ISBN search with Resourcemate they have
> an E.
> Thanks in advance.
> Wendy

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