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The Dewey Decimal System
Transcript of The Dewey Decimal System
How it has influenced our libraries today
Dewey Decimal Classification is the most widely used library classification scheme in the world, and has shaped the way we go about everything in the library. We can shelf, find, and look up books ten times easier than we would've been able to if it weren't for Melvil.
Melvil Dewey created the Dewey Decimal System in 1876. He was born December 10, 1851 and died on December 26, 1931. He attended Amherst college, where he worked as an assistant and first put together the system.
Who created it?
-Encyclopedias, periodicals, newspapers, atlases, almanacs, etc.
-Data, Graphing, and Statistics by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
-Geography, travel, histories of all countries and all ages
-Biography: lives of individuals are arranged alphabetically by the name of the person written about
-Fiction: grouped on the shelves separately and arranged alphabetically by the authors' last names
- The Land and People of Scotland by Freda M. Buchanan
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.
The Dewey Decimal System
-Esthetics, psychology, logic, ethics, etc.
-The Science of Ourselves by W.W. McBain and R.C. Johnson
-Bible, theology, church, etc.
-How the Great Religion Began by Joseph Gaer
-Sociology, economics, law, education, etc.
-A Friend Indeed by Emily Dickinson
-Dictionaries, grammars, readers, etc., in all languages
-Webster's Dictionary by Liz Kauffman
-Mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, etc.
-Science Activities for Children by Willard J. Jacobson and Abby B. Bergman
-Poems, plays, and essays in all languages
-Other People's Words: What Plagiarism Is and How to Avoid It by Barbara Francis
-Sculpture, drawing, painting, music, sports, hobbies, etc.
-Fashion Designer by Rosemary Wallner
-Engineering, health, medicine, inventions, television, business, etc.
-Science and Invention by Ray Spangenburg and Diane K. Moser