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A Short Story About Dewey. Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey. Born December 10, 1851 His intense interest in simplified spelling caused him to once change his name to Melvil Dui Established the American Library Association in 1876 Co-founded and edited Library Journal. Melvil Dewey.

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Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey

  • Born December 10, 1851

  • His intense interest in simplified spelling caused him to once change his name to Melvil Dui

  • Established the American Library Association in 1876

  • Co-founded and edited Library Journal


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Melvil Dewey

  • Melvil Dewey died after suffering a stroke on December 26, 1931 at age 80

  • Buried in New York, Essex County, state near Lake Placid


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Some years ago, Melvil Dewey devised a system for classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

It has been explained that he devised the system by imagining himself as a prehistoric or primitive man and asked himself questions he believed such a man would ask.

This presentation demonstrates those questions in a manner designed to entertain as well as educate.

It has become known as the Dewey Decimal Classification System.


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Who am I? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

100

Philosophy and Psychology

Man thinks about himself.


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Who made me? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

200

Religion

Man thinks about his Creator.


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Who is the man in the next cave? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

300

Social Sciences

Man thinks about other people.


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How can I make that man understand me? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

400

Philology – Language

Man learns to communicate with othersthrough words and signs.


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How can I understand nature and the world around me? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

500

Science

Man learns to understand the

nature of air, land, and sea.


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How can I use what I know about nature? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

600

Applied Science/Useful Arts

Primitive man learned about fire and how to

make weapons; over time, he also learned about

the wheel, medicine, planting crops,

cooking food, building useful structures,

and how to make things to ease our burdens.


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How can I enjoy my leisure time? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

700

Fine Arts and Recreation

As time passes, man learns about painting

pictures, creating music, as well

as dancing to music, playing games,

Sports, and hunting.


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How can I pass on man’s heroic deeds? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

800

Literature

Man becomes a storyteller; he creates

sagas, fables, epics, poems, plays about

relatives, friends, and characters; he

writes for others to read, learn, and enjoy.


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How can I leave a record for people of the future? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

900

History, Geography,

and Biography

Man writes about what happened, where ithappened, and who made it happen.


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What else is there? classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

000

General Works

The numbers up to 100 are used for books aboutbooks, and for books that contain informationon many subjects such as encyclopedias,dictionaries, atlases, and other reference books;– much of the sorts of books one would find in thereference section of the library.


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[email protected] classifying books. The system has come into use all around the world.

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