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 Dewey Decimal Classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876, and since greatly modified and expanded in the course of the twenty-two major revisions, the most recent in 2004.
DDC is commonly used in public and school libraries throughout the world, although some college and university libraries of all sizes also use Dewey, notably Duke University and Northwestern University.
Despite its frequent revision, DDC is widely considered theoretically inferior to other more modern systems which make freer use of alphabetical characters to produce shorter classmarks for concepts of equal complexity, though it continues to offer a more expressive format than the Library of Congress Classification developed shortly afterward.
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 Dewey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851.
Melville was a tinkerer of spelling and he eventually cut his first name to Melvil; dropped his middle names; and, for a short time, even spelled his last name as Dui.
Dewey died from a stroke on December 26, 1931.
www.moniz.org /Articles/Library/dewey.htm   (490 words)

  
 If You Knew Dewey - 8/1/2001 - School Library Journal - CA148748
Dewey was a fascinating blend of genius, reformer, and fanatical philanthropist, and as such caused storms of controversy during his lifetime.
Dewey was very soon caught up in the fervor of his times and that, combined with a rather exacting and determined personality, quickly grew into a force to be reckoned with.
Dewey also devised a simplified system of words that he was to use for the rest of his life in all his written communication.
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 Pio50bx.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dewey's most enduring contribution was "his" idea of decimal notation, numbering the contents of the books, rather than the physical objects.
One facet of Dewey's genius was his proclivity to borrow and improve upon the ideas of others.) This inspiration evolved into his Dewey Decimal System (now DD Classification), first implemented in Amherst College in 1873 and first published (anonymously) in 1876.
Dewey was eventually undone by the powerful bureaucratic forces which he himself had set in motion.
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 Middletown Thrall Library: Meet Melvil Dewey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melvil Dewey was born in New York on the tenth of December, 1851.
Other associations Dewey was involved with include the Children's Library Association, the Association of State Librarians, and the American Library Institute.
Dewey died in 1931, but his revolutionary organization system still stands today as one of the most convenient and comprehensive tools today helping librarians and readers locate and classify information.
www.thrall.org /dewey/dewbio.htm   (291 words)

  
 Digging Up Dewey - 9/1/1997 - School Library Journal - CA153431
Melvil was awful: he was an active anti-Semite, slippery with money, and (on very little evidence and lots of gossip) an indefatigable harasser of women -- the kissypoo/grab/squeeze/pat type.
Melvil Dewey, on many social and educational fronts, comes to life with major strengths and hobbling weaknesses; neither are overlooked nor downplayed.
One of the lecturers in Dewey's library schools at Columbia College and later, at the State University of New York in Albany, was Mary Salome Cutler Fairchild.
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 AC Library: Newsletter, Spring 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dewey was member of the Amherst College Class of 1874 and received a master's degree from the College in 1877.
Dewey's idea was more broadly disseminated after 1876 when the first edition of A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library was published while Dewey was serving as Acting Librarian at Amherst (from 1874 to 1877).
Dewey served as the founder and secretary of the Spelling Reform Association from 1876 until his death in 1931.
www.amherst.edu /library/news/newsletter/spring02.html   (1746 words)

  
 Transcription of Ranganathan's monologue on Melvil Dewey
The lady said that they agreed that the lady assistants of Melvil Dewey would be allowed to come into the building not through the main door but by the spiral service staircase in the back of the building.
After some time, Melvil Dewey reported to the authorities that that spiral staircase was missing and that his students were unable to come into the building.
Melvil Dewey I suppose did not even smile on that occasion for he was very very serious looking, and they said "Alright, I shall allow your lady assistants to come through the main door." That's a very remarkable experience I heard from that old student of Melvil Dewey.
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 Melvil Dewey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 in Adams Center, a small town in western New York state.
Dewey was working as a student assistant in the Amherst College library.
Melvil Dewey died after suffering a stroke on December 26, 1931 at age 80.
www.lsc.vsc.edu /intranet/academics/library/mdewey.htm   (402 words)

  
 Dewey Decimal in the UIUC Bookstacks
Melville Dewey (1851-1931) invented the Dewey Decimal Classfication (DDC) while he was working as a student-assistant in the library of Amherst College in 1873.
The Dewey system, on the other hand, numbers books in terms of their relationship to one another without regard for the shelves or rooms where they are placed.
When Dewey created Columbia University's School of Library Economy in 1887, he established the discipline of library science in America.In 1890, he was elected President of ALA (the American Library Association), and elected again in 1892.
www.library.uiuc.edu /circ/tutorial/biography.html   (325 words)

  
 Melvil Dewey and Dewey Decimal Classification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melville Dewey, or Melvil Dui as he soon shortened his name, was born in 1851.
Dewey wanted to create a system of classification that was simple enough for even casual users to understand, but complex enough to meet libraries' expanding needs.
Dewey felt that the Library of Congress should be expanded to act as a true national library.
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 KIDCYBER TOPICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dewey was from a poor family and worked as a student assistant in a college library to help pay for his education.
Before Dewey's system became widely used, each library had its own way of organising items and often it was the librarian only who knew where each item was shelved.
Dewey helped establish the American Library Association (ALA) in 1876 and was the secretary of ALA and later its president.
www.kidcyber.com.au /deweybio1.htm   (269 words)

  
 Melvil Dewey
Melvil Dewey was a very interesting man. He is perhaps best known throughout the world as the “decimal guy,” being credited for creating one of the most widely used decimal systems in the world, for which it is named after him.
Dewey grew up lacking affection from others; his mother was a very hard worker who sometimes never had time for her children.
I definitely do not think Melvil Dewey should be honored as the patron of saint of American librarianship, because soon being one of those members of librarianship do not want him to represent my profession.
www2.hawaii.edu /~kunebasa/dewey.htm   (636 words)

  
 Dewey, Melvil. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A man of originality and of enormous energy, Dewey played an important role in the early days of library organization in the United States.
He became acting librarian of Amherst in 1874, and there he evolved his system of classification, using numbers from 000 to 999 to cover the general fields of knowledge and designating more specific subjects by the use of decimal points.
Dewey is credited with the invention of the vertical office file.
www.bartleby.com /65/de/Dewey-Me.html   (239 words)

  
 DEWEY DECIMAL HOME
American librarian Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) invented his famous decimal classification system for books in 1876; it became the standard in libraries around the world.
Melvil Dewey, the youngest of five children, was born on December 10, 1851, in a small town in northern New York.
Melvil Dewey well deserves to be considered the father of modern librarianship.
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 Children of the Code - Background Research Notes: Melvil Dewey
In 1876 Dewey was involved in the foundation of the Spelling Reform Association of which he was Secretary for almost all his life.
Dewey was so committed to spelling reform that on his 28th birthday he officially changed his last name to Dui.
Dewey took risks he thought promised high gain for low cost; he hired seven women on a campus described in 1883 as "almost as hermetically sealed to women as is a monastery." Six were dubbed "the Wellesley Half Dozen" because of former connections to that institution.
www.childrenofthecode.org /code-history/dewey.htm   (1859 words)

  
 Dewey Decimal Classification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dewey also promoted the use of the metric system, helped found the American Library Association in 1876, and edited Library Journal (1876-81) and Library Notes (1886-98).
The dewey decimal system coordinates materials on the same subject and on related subjects to make items easier to find on the shelves by using a combination of letters and numbers.
Huey, Dewey, and Louis are from the character section of the Disney comics pages.
www.mtsu.edu /~vvesper/dewey.html#Melvil   (1007 words)

  
 Dewey, Melvil on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DEWEY, MELVIL [Dewey, Melvil] 1851-1931, American library pioneer, originator of the Dewey decimal system, b.
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The ubiquitous hierarchy: an army to overcome the threat of a mob.
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 Mass Moments: Dewey Proposes Library Classification System
Melville Dewey was born in 1851 in upstate New York.
Dewey was 19 by the time he had saved enough money from teaching school to enter Amherst College in 1870.
When Dewey presented his system to the Amherst Library Committee, the members were so impressed that they let him implement it at the college library.
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 The Marginal Librarian Vol 4 No 2 - Melvil Dewey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The esteemed librarian Melvil Dewey is remembered fondly for his two very important contributions to our beloved field of librarianship.
Unfortunately, dear Melvil’s spirit can no longer rest in peace for the School of Library Science at Columbia is but a sweet, fading memory.
Melvil Dewey was truly a great man; a man with a vision that was to change the face of humanity forever.
www.gslis.mcgill.ca /marginal/mar4-2/m4-24.htm   (309 words)

  
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MELVIL DEWEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 to a poor family who lived in a small town in upper New York state.
Melvil as a young adult, dropped his middle names and, for a short time, even spelled his last name as Dui.
Dewey’s range of knowledge and work was wide and varied.
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 ALA | Mitchell receives the 2005 Melvil Dewey Medal
"The jury for this year's Melvil Dewey Medal is pleased to recognize Joan Mitchell for her extraordinary leadership in the continuing evolution of the Dewey Decimal Classification system," said Chair Winston Tabb.
Members of the 2005 Melvil Dewey committee are: Chair Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Emily A. Bergman, Occidental College, Los Angeles; Randolph Call, Detroit Public Library; Anna Liza Posas, University of California-Santa Barbara; and Roxanne Jeanine Sellberg, Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Ill.
The Melvil Dewey Award will be presented Tuesday, June 28, during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
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 The Home School Learning Network, The Dewey Decimal System Unit Study, Homeschool Curriculum and Unit Studies Online
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey, the youngest of five children, was born on December 10, 1851, in a small town in northern New York.
Dewey's work created a revolution in library science and set in motion a new era of librarianship.
In most libraries the Dewey number and the first one, two or three letters of the author's last name become the book's call number, or its address on the library shelves.
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 Dr. Melvil Dewey
Dewey was an educator at the age of 17 and invented the Dewey Decimal System at 21
Educator, librarian, developer, visionary, and Dewey Decimal System inventor, Dr. Melvil Dewey's legacy lives on.
In 1895, Dewey built a summer resort for his wealthy friends at a place called Lake Placid, N.Y. About 35 years later he discovered a place he thought well-suited for a winter resort for his wealthy friends.
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 Melvil Dewey --  Encyclopædia Britannica
American librarian who devised the Dewey Decimal Classification for library cataloging and, probably more than any other individual, was responsible for the development of library science in the United States.
Dewey graduated in 1874 from Amherst College and became acting librarian at that institution.
Among the divisions of the ALA are associations for public librarians, school librarians, and academic and research librarians.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9030187   (740 words)

  
 Melvil Dewey biography [OCLC - Educational resources]
A pioneer in library education, Dewey became the librarian of Columbia College (now Columbia University) in New York City in 1883, and founded the world’s first library school there in 1887.
As an aforementioned spelling reformer, Dewey presented some of the early editions of the DDC in simplified spelling; his original introduction in simplified spelling was reprinted in subsequent editions of the DDC through publication of Edition 18 in 1971.
Dewey, Dewey Decimal Classification, DDC, OCLC and WebDewey are registered trademarks of OCLC.
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 MELVIL DEWEY - LoveToKnow Article on MELVIL DEWEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MELVIL DEWEY - LoveToKnow Article on MELVIL DEWEY
His Decimal System of Classification for library cataloguing, first proposed in 1876, iS extensively used.
To properly cite this MELVIL DEWEY article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
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