Monday, August 27, 2012

Part 4: Making Sense of the Stacks, 600s

Just a reminder: Ruidoso Public Library will be closed Saturday through Monday, September 1st through 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.  We will re-open Tuesday, September 4, at 9 am.

600s: Applied Sciences and Technology

This week and next week are extra tricky as we explore 500s (Natural Sciences) and 600s (Applied Sciences).  Why?  Horses pop up in 590s (wild) and 630s (farming)---and, if you recall from last week, 798 for equitation and racing.  Engineers (620s) might need mathematics (510s), physics (530s), or buildings (690s), if not architecture (720s).  Gardeners might look through the 590s for animals in your garden, 580s for botany and wild plants, and 635 for horticulture and gardening.

How to keep them straight?  If it is a natural science, especially the theory of math or a science, go with 500s; if it is used or does something, try the 600s.

Here is a roadmap of Applied Sciences and Technology:
610s: Medicine (including diets, exercise plans, or specific symptoms/ailments)
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620s: Engineering (including guns, automotive repair manuals, wind generators, RV maintenance, or knots)
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630s: Agriculture (farming, raising livestock, gardens, dogs and other pets)
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640s: Home Economics (sustainable/off-grid living, cookbooks, laundry and housekeeping tricks, personal beauty/hygiene)
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650s: Management (Resum├ęs or Cover Letters, Business plans, time management, self-help, bookkeeping, eBay, advertising)
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660s: Chemical Engineering (or fun projects such as wine-making, home-brewing, soapmaking, household cleaner alternatives)
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670s: Manufacturing (papermaking, woodworking, or tanning leather)
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680s: Specific Manufacturing (gunsmithing, furniture construction, cabinetry, teddy bears and dolls)
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690s: Buildings (drywalling, plumbing, adobe or straw-bale or frame construction, greenhouses, outbuildings, flooring, tile, and painting) 


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