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Mediha Hanım's
Turkish Library Page

The Dewey Decimal System never had it so good!


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Marvin and Mabel talk about Mediha Hanım...

Mediha Hanım's kinda like your Guardian Angel, isn't she Marvin?
Yup. She's got the power, Mabel.
Do you remember last year when I had the leg-tick?
Sure do, Marv. You were all in a dither...
Well, it was embarrassin' --
the way I kept knee-jerk kickin' ever'one who came to visit.

I know.
I got caught in the crossfire once --
and my derrière still smarts when there's a change in the weather...

I apologized about that a hunnert times, Mabel.
You've got a memory like a danged elephant...
Anyway, it was Mediha Hanım who fed me the
herbal tea that finally cured me...

Is that why you got the 'Aegean Comeback Kid Award' this year?
Uh, no...
That was for winnin' the 'Monica Lewinsky Lookalike Contest' at the Big Havana Pub in Gümüldür last Thursday.
You shoulda seen me in drag, Mabel.
I was a 'dead ringer' for her...

oh marvin,
sometimes I think you just make these things up...

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Introducing ...

Hanımefendi
Mediha Yurttabir

Mediha says,
"Welcome everyone... to my Turkish library information page!"
"Türkçe kütüphane bilgileri sayfama...hoş geldiniz!"

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The Dewey Decimal System for Turkish libraries --
first established by Mediha Hanım in 1963
The basic system Mediha recommended in 1963 is still in use today in Turkey and her book Kütüphane Kilavuz (which has been reprinted countless times) is now in its third revised and expanded edition. Below are some excerpts from that book that give insight into the organization of modern Turkish libraries.
The excerpts also provide an opportunity
for us language-learning strugglers to pick up some useful new Turkish vocabulary.
Oh yeah...

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Overview of the basic sections of a Turkish library --
by 'subject'


The title in the illustration states:
Books are classified in ten basic sections
(as follows)...

000-099 Genel Konular/Eserler (General Subjects/Works); 100-199 Felsefe (Philosophy); 200-299 Din (Religion); 300-399 Sosyal İlimler (Social Science); 400-499 Dilbilim (Linguistics); 500-599 Nazari İlimler (Theoretical/Speculative Sciences); 600-699 Tatbiki İlimler (Applied Sciences); 700-799 Güzel Sanatlar -- Eğlence ve Spor (Fine Arts -- Entertainment and Sport; 800-899 Edebiyat (Literature); 900-999 Tarih -- Coğrafya, Biyoğrafya (History -- Geography, Biography)

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Details of the ten basic Turkish library sections -- by 'subject'

000 -- 099 Gurubu
(000 -- 099 Group)
Genel Konular/Eserler
(General Subjects/Works)
Turkish
English
Explanation
000 Genel Konular/Eserler

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General Subjects/Works 
010 Bibliyografya ilim ve Tekniği

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Bibliography Science and technique 
020 Kütüphanecilik

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Librarian Science 
030 Genel Ansiklopediler

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General EncyclopediasSuch as:
Türk Ansiklopedisi
039-956

[Turkish Encyclopedia --
see illustration above.]
040 Toplanmış Genel Denemeler

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Collected General Essays 
050 Genel Periodikler

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General Periodicals 
060 Genel Kurumlar, Cemiyetler

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General Associations and Societies 
070 Gazetecilik

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Journalism 
080 Külliyatlar

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Complete Works 
090 Nadir Kitaplar

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Rare Books 

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100 -- 199 Gurubu
(100 -- 199 Group)
Felsefe
(Philosophy)
Turkish
English
Explanation
100 FelsefePhilosophySuch as:
Felsefe Tarihi
Alfred Weber
109 WEB
[History of Philosophy
by Alfred Weber --
see illustration above.]
110 Metafizik Metaphysics 
120 Metafizik TeorileriMetaphysical Theories 
130 Psikolojinin AlanlarıPsychological Fields 
140 YedekSpare -- Unused 
150 PsikolojiPsychology 
160 MantıkLogic 
170 Ahlak İlmiMorality 
Dogu ve Eskiçağ FelsefesiEastern and Ancient Philosophy 
190 Yeniçağ FelsefesiNew Age Philosophy 

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200 -- 299 Gurubu
(200 -- 299 Group)
Din
(Religion)
Turkish
English
Explanation
200 DinReligion 
210 TabiÓ DinNatural/Customary Religion 
220 Kitabı MukaddesHoly Books 
230 Sistematik Teoloji Yahut Doktrin TeolojisiSystematic Theology or Doctrines of Theology 
240 İbadet TeolojisiWorshipping Theology  
250 Pastoral (Papazlığa ait) TeolojiPastoral Theory (belonging to the non-Muslim priesthoods) 
260 Kilise Teskilatı ile ilgili TeolojiTheology concerned with Christian Church/Jewish Synagogue organization 
270 Hiristiyan Kilisesi TarihiChristian Church History 
280 Hiristiyan Kiliseleri ve MezhepleriChristian Churches and Religious Sects/Denominations 
290 Hiristiyan Olmayan DinlerNon-Christian ReligionsSuch as:
Kuran-ı Kerim ve
Türkçe Anlamı
297.2 DIY
[The Munificent Koran and the Turkish Meaning/Translation--
see illustration above.]

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300 -- 399 Gurubu
(300 -- 399 Group)
Sosyal İlimler
(Social Sciences)
Turkish
English
Explanation
300 Sosyal İlimlerSocial Sciences 
310 İstatistikStatistics 
320 SiyasÓ İlimlerPolitical Science 
330 EkonomiEconomics 
340 HukukLaw 
350 Amme Hukuku İdaresiPublic Law Management 
360 Sosyal RefahSocial Welfare 
370 EğitimEducationSuch as:
Pedagoji Tarih
Halil Fikret Kanat
370.9 KAN
[The History of Education
by Halil Fikret Kanat --
see illustration above.]
380 TicaretCommerce 
390 Örf ve AdetlerCommon Law 

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400 -- 499 Gurubu
(400 -- 499 Group)
Dilbilim
(Linguistics)
Turkish
English
Explanation
400 Dilbilim (Lengüistik)Linguistics 
410 Mukayeseli DilbilimComparative Linguistics 
T420 Türk DiliTurkish LanguageSuch as:
Türk Dili Bilgisi Dersleri
İbrahim Necmi Dilmen
T428 DIL
[Turkish Grammar Lessons
by Ibrahim Necmi Dilman --
see illustration above.]
420 İngiliz DiliEnglish Language 
430 Alman DiliGerman Language 
440 Fransız DiliFrench Language 
450 İtalyan DiliItalian Language 
460 İspanyol DiliSpanish Language 
470 LatinceLatin 
480 YunancaGreek 
490 Başka DillerOther Languages 

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500 -- 599 Gurubu
(500 -- 599 Group)
NazarÓ (Nazari) İlimler
(Theoretical/Speculative Sciences)
Turkish
English
Explanation
500 NazarÓ (Nazari) İlimlerTheoretical/Speculative Sciences 
510 MatematikMathematicsSuch as:
Cebir Dersleri, Lise III, Edebiyat Kolu
Turan Tanın
512
[Algebra Lessons, Third Year High School, Literature Branch
by Turan Tanin --
see illustration above.]
520 AstronomiAstronomy 
530 FizikPhysics 
540 KimyaChemistry 
550 Jeolojik İlimlerGeological Sciences 
560 PaleontolojiPaleontology 
570 Biolojik İlimler (Hayat İlimleri)Bilogical Sciences (Life Sciences) 
580 BotanikBotany 
590 ZoolojiZoology 

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600 -- 699 Gurubu
(600 -- 699 Group)
Tatbiki İlimler
(Applied Sciences)
Turkish
English
Explanation
600 Tatbiki İlimlerApplied Sciences 
610 Tip İlimleriMedical Sciences 
620 MühendislikEngineering 
630 ZiraatAgriculture 
640 Ev EkonomisiHome EconomicsSuch as:
Yemek, Pastacılık ve Teknologisi
Esat İren
641.5 IRE
[Food, The Pastry Art and Technology
by Esat Iren --
see illustration above.]
650 İş ve İş MetotlarıWork and Work Methodolgy 
660 Kimyasal Teknoloji, Endüstriyel KimyaChemical Technology, Industrial Chemisty 
670 Mamul MaddelerProduct Materials 
680 İmalatProducts 
690 Bina İnşaatıBuilding Construction 

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700 -- 799 Gurubu
(700 -- 799 Group)
Güzel Sanatlar
(Fine Arts)
Turkish
English
Explanation
700 Güzel Sanatlar -- Eğlence ve SporFine Arts -- Entertainment and Sport 
710 Bahçe ve Park MimarisiGarden and Park Architecture 
720 MimariArchitecture 
730 HeykeltraşlıkSculpture 
740 Çizgi-Resim, Dekoratif SanatLine-drawing and Decorative Arts 
750 Resim SanatıThe Art of PaintingSuch as:
Resim, Terbiyesi ve Tekniği
Turgut M. Tokat
750 TOK
[Painting, Training and Technique
by Turgut M. Tokat --
see illustration above.]
760 Basma Resim ve Basma Resim SanatıPicture Printing and the Art of Printing 
770 FotoğrafçılıkPhotography 
780 MüzikMusic 
790 İstirahat ve EğlenceRelaxation and Entertainment 

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800 -- 899 Gurubu
(800 -- 899 Group)
Edebiyat
(Literature)
Turkish
English
Explanation
800 EdebiyatLiterature 
T 810 Türk EdebiyatıTurkish LiteratureSuch as:
En Büyüğümüz İçin
Kazım Nami Duru
T 811 DUR
[For Our Grandest
by Kazım Nami Duru --
see illustration above.]
810 Amerikan EdebiyatıAmerican Literature 
820 İngiliz EdebiyatıEnglish Literature 
830 Alman Edebiyatı ve Başka Cermen EdebiyatlarıGerman Literature and Other German Literature 
840 Fransız, Provans, Katalonya EdebiyatlarıFrench, Provencal, Catalonian Literature 
850 İtalyan, Rumen EdebiyatlarıItalian, Romanian Literature 
860 İspanyol ve Portekiz EdebiyatlarıSpanish and Potuguese Literature 
870 Latin EdebiyatıLatin Literature or The Literature of Romance-language countries  
880 Yunan EdebiyatıGreek Literature 
890 Başka Dillerin EdebiyatlarıThe Literature of Other Languages 

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900 -- 999 Gurubu
(900 -- 999 Group)
Tarih
(History)
Turkish
English
Explanation
900 TarihHistory 
910 CoğrafyaGeography 
920 BiyografyaBiography 
930 Eskiçağ Dünya TarihiPrehistoric World History 
940 Avrupa TarihiEuropean HistorySuch as:
Ortaçağ Tarih
A. Müfitmansel, Cavid Baysun, E. Ziya Karal
940.1 MAN
[History of the Middle Ages
by A. Müfitmansel, Cavid Baysun, E. Ziya Karal --
see illustration above.]
950 Asya TarihiAsian History 
960 Afrika TarihiAfrican History 
970 Kuzey Amerika TarihiNorth American History 
980 Güney Amerika TarihiSouth American History 
990 Okyanusya TarihiThe History of Oceania 

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Thanks to Mediha Yurttabir for the samples from her book -- appearing on this page.

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