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The Dewey Decimal System
Transcript of The Dewey Decimal System
Melvil Dewey created the Dewey Decimal System in 1876. His original system has been updated and expanded several times as new information needs to be categorized.
News, journalism, publishing
The Dewey Decimal System is an organization system used by libraries to classify nonfiction books into categories. Each subject is indicated by a three-digit number, and they are further organized by decimal point.
Ancient & Modern Philosophy
The Bible and texts used by other world religions
Customs & folklore
The study of language
And lots of other languages!
Botanical & Zoologial Science
Literature from countries all around the world
Drawing, painting, and other crafts
Arts & Recreation
Why is Dewey's
system such a big deal?
The Dewey Decimal system is the most widely used library organization system in the . At one time it was normal to organize books by size or when the book was added to the library. How easy do you think finding a book in that system would be?
Geography & travel
History of the ancient world
History of the countries of the world
State history for the United States