Dewey Decimal System Day is today – December 10.
December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.
As the most widely used library classification system, the Dewey Decimal Classification or Dewey Decimal System has been in use since 1876 when American Librarian Melvil Dewey developed and established it. Divided into ten main categories, the numerical system arranges mostly non-fiction publications.
Since its inception, the system has been maintained and kept pace with modern technologies. A schedule of expansions and revisions help keep the system current and progressive. Read more here.
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