Dewey Decimal System


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Dewey Decimal System

A numerical classification system of books employed by libraries.

The Dewey Decimal System, created by Melvil Dewey, is a reference system that classifies all subjects by number. The numbers in a particular grouping all refer to a designated general topic. For example, the numbers in the 340s concern topics of law. Each new number after the decimal point further subdivides the previous number and the subject it covers.

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The "see" feature of the Dewey Decimal System is very important: you don't have to know how the Library of Congress named the subject.
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The amount of instantly accessible information on the Internet is fascinating to someone who put his high school research papers together using the Dewey Decimal system and the card catalogue at the school library," O'Bannon said.
Monday's loaders, packers and movers all paid close attention to the order of the books, carefully arranging them - even in this era of the Internet - according to the ever-reliable Dewey decimal system.
The concept categories are built on the Dewey Decimal System - the world's most successful classification of human knowledge.