I am going to actually attempt some of these exercises I couldn’t manage yesterday, however I’m going to try to work out the Dewey number using the Abridged (13) Edition of DDC, because I have a hardcopy of that here.
a. An American English language general encyclopaedia – 031 (correct for Dewey)
b. Model kite making – 629.133023 (wrong)
c. William Shakespeare’s love poems – 808.81 – that’s for poetry, not sure about Shakespeare specifically
d. Australian Aboriginal spirituality and dreamtime – 291.4094 (wrong)
e. Adopted children – 306.874 – correct
f. Teaching reasoning and problem solving – 153.4071 – partly correct
g. Eucalyptus trees – 582.16 ?? This is for trees – this is one option so correct
h. Henry Lawson’s poetry – 808.81 poetry. SCIS allows for specific authors but I don’t have access to that right now
i. The architecture of castles in Spain -728.80946 (correct)
j. Bird watching in Australia – 598.07094 (the first part is correct but not the end)
I got some right, some wrong, and I’m still not building numbers properly but I do feel like I’m getting the hang of it a bit more.