Hi I'm Chris and need help.
I am currently helping my mom (k-8 Principal) electronically catalog her Library. I thought I understood the general principals for assigning catalog numbers, be it fiction, non-fiction, biographies etc.. But I apparently don't.
If someone could contact me with a brieft run through of the concept.
Problem #1 I understand that Fiction is catergorized by Authors last name etc ie. (FIC GRA) However, I came across some of Grimms' Fairy Tales and the book was marked 398.2 leading me to the Social Science's Folklore section. I understand the story is considered folklore, but don't understand why it is not just considered Fiction and in the Fiction section.
Problem #2 I came across an Anthology and i have some recollection that this does not get put with fiction (bedtime stories) and actually is cataloged in the dewey decimal system and when I was looking for what section (which I still haven't found) I came across a section 813 Fiction!!!! What goes in this fiction? I thought all fiction went under FIC. Please Help!