Modules on the Dewey Training Courses site and a previous blog post have treated use of the WebDewey number building tool with add tables (also known as internal tables) and with standard subdivisions. This post uses architecture examples to emphasize that you need to find the records with the add notes that you want to use, then (and only then!) click START or ADD.
First, let’s consider a work about castles in a specific area, The English Castle, 1066-1650. The record for 728.81 *Castles has an add footnote: "*Add as instructed under 721-729." We click START in the record for 728.81 to begin the number building process.
Notation 09 in the add table (also known as 721-729:09) has notes, but none is an add note. We recognize from the notation (09) and the caption (History, geographic treatment, biography)--and from the parallel with 721-729:05-08 Standard subdivisions--that 721-729:09 represents T1--09 History, geographic treatment, biography. We search for the record for T1--09 in Table 1, then look at its subdivisions in the hierarchy box:
We select T1--093-T1--099 Specific continents, countries, localities; extraterrestrial worlds and read its many notes. We find the add note that will allow us to add from Table 2 Areas: "Add to base number T1--09 notation T2--3-T2--9 from Table 2, e.g., the subject in North America T1--097, in Brazil T1--0981 . . . ." We click ADD in the Create built number box, and the number building tool begins to build the number:
We find the Table 2 number for England (T2--42 England and Wales; the note at T2--421-T2--428 England says to class comprehensive works in T2--42). We click ADD. The number building tool finishes building the number:
With the number building process complete for 728.810942 Castles--England and Wales, we can click SAVE and go on to review/revise the user terms that will index the record. (Note: the time period covered (1066-1650) is so long that it would not be useful to try to add further for time period.)
Next, let’s consider a work about houses with green technology, sustainable architecture, e.g., From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes. It has the LCSH:
The record for 728.37 *Separate houses also has the add footnote: "*Add as instructed under 721-729." We click START in the record for 728.37 to begin the number building process.
This time we are interested in notation 04 Special topics (721-729:04 Special topics). Notation 04 has an add note in the add table 721-729: "Add to 04 the numbers following 720.4 in 720.44-720.49, e.g., energy conservation 0472." Consequently, we select notation 04 in the add table and click ADD.
In accordance with the add note, subdivisions of 720.4 Special topics of architecture appear in the hierarchy box:
We select the record for 720.47 Architecture and the environment. It has the class-here note: "Class here green technology (environmental technology) [formerly 720.28], sustainable architecture." We click ADD.