By population, Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world, and the largest Muslim country. So it's about time that Dewey provided for its top-level political divisions, the 33 provinces / provinsi. And we have been working on this for some time now, as you might remember if you read this blog back in October last year (Why don't they ever ask us?), and again in May this year, when we had to leave the May 2006 Java Earthquake in standing room because we didn't have Table 2 numbers for provinces of Indonesia.
But from tomorrow you will be able to use specific Dewey numbers for all the provinces of Indonesia. The May 2006 Java Earthquake will be at 551.220959827090511 for geologic works, at 363.34950959827090511 for works on disaster relief, and at 959.82704 for works on the earthquake’s affect on the life and history of the region.
Those first two numbers are built by adding to the base numbers 551.22 Earthquakes and 363.3495 Earthquakes and volcanoes, firstly T1--09 Historical, geographic, persons treatment, then T2--59827 Yogyakarta from Table 2, --09 Historical and geographic treatment from the add table at --093-099 in Table 1, and 0511 for 2000-2009 from T1--090511 in Table 1. The last number (959.82704) is built with the instructions at 930-990: use the base number 9, then add T2--59827 Yogyakarta from Table 2, and 04 from 959.804 for the historical period 2000-.
And last Friday there was yet another natural disaster, this time involving Mount Karangetang on Siau Island, which is part of North Sulawesi (Sulawesi Utara). For this you would use T2--59842 North Sulawesi (Sulawesi Utara) from Table 2.
The expansion for T2--598 Indonesia and East Timor and T2--951 Western New Guinea (Irian Barat) is available as the August 2006 update in pdf format and Word format from links on our New and Changed entries.