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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 Dewey Decimal Classification is a difficult concept to teach, particularly when considering the old fashioned naming of some subject categories and their relevance or not to the lives of ordinary people.
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The second edition reflects the 2004 update of the Anglo-American cataloguing rules and the 14th edition of the Abridged Dewey decimal classification.
In so doing, they hoped to find the means to deal with the limitations of hierarchical classification systems such as the Dewey Decimal Classification. Aware of the increasing inadequacies of knowledge organization systems made evident by the steadily burgeoning flow of documents and the proliferation of specialized schemes for special libraries, they sought workable practical solutions (Classification Research Group, 1955; Richmond, 1963c, pp.
Mostly, the Dewey Decimal Classification system makes for good humor for the general public (librarians included).
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It traces the practice of hierarchy from these philosophical influences to Dewey and Cutter and their legacy to today's Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Over the past 10 years, as a "nonprofit membership organization," OCLC "invested more than $6 million to continually update and maintain the effectiveness and relevance of the Dewey Decimal Classification in a modern world."
Dewey Decimal classification, 22d edition; a study manual and number building guide.
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) (Dewey, Mitchell, Beall, Matthews, & New, 1996) provides several ways to denote a document's form or genre.
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