Saturday, March 29, 2008

Competency #7: Multimedia

I really like this library map poster. It illustrates the Dewey system which I use in cataloging books and other items for the library where I work. It is a great visual of how a cataloger first selects a main "path" and then looks for the most specific number for the book being cataloged. I wonder if catalogers' brains have a similar look to them? :) I found this image when I searched on Google Image under "dewey decimal system."

If you start with just you will start with and even larger information map. You can click at different points in the collage of maps and the smaller ones will jump out. I think the whole site graphically illustrates the librarian pursuing information.

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