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Who put the "Dewey" in the Dewey Decimal System?

An exploration of using the Dewey Decimal System to organize and locate materials in the Powdersville Middle School media center.
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Monique German

on 3 September 2010

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Transcript of Who put the "Dewey" in the Dewey Decimal System?

Who Put the Dewey in the Dewey Decimal System? (1861 - 1931) 1876 - invented a classification system for libraries based on subjects Some other possible arrangements: by title
by author
by size of book
by color of book Why do we "Dewey" Subject categories determine the number.
For example: The Dewey number for the commercial processing of kidney beans is 664.805652. All of the books in the Dewey Decimal System are NOT non-fiction! 300 Social Sciences 398.2 Folk and Fairy Tales 292 Greek Mythology 200 Religion 800 Literature DESTINY OPAC Dewey Decimal Number is the call number in Destiny Call number is located in search screen and title screen Posters above the Dewey section help to locate the books Subject arrangement allows for browsing to find everything the library has on a subject Bibliography "Categorizing by color." Apartment Therapy. Web. 2 Sep 2010.

"How Do I Love Thee." Favourites. Web. 2 Sep 2010. <http://members.tripod.com/freida_vanstaden/Favoutires.htm>.

"Greenwise Kidney Beans." How to Make Chili Con Carne . Web. 2 Sep 2010. <http://www.pickyourown.org/chili-con-carne-canning-recipe.php>.

"Melvil Dewey." Library Resources and Services. Web. 2 Sep 2010. <http://www.jcld.org/resources.htm>.

"More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." Banned Book Week. Web. 2 Sep 2010. <http://www.marshall.edu/library/bannedbooks/books/morescarystories.asp>.
Melville Dewey By COLOR? 811 Poetry Before Dewey, each librarian decided how his or her library would be arranged. Who could find the books? What happened when the librarian left? The Dewey Decimal System helps you be an independent library user. 940.53 World War II 92 Biography online public access catalog The more number to the right of the decimal, the more specific the topic. 813 fiction 808 drama
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