Answered By: Joanne O'Farrell
Last Updated: 18 Jan, 2018     Views: 21

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), or Dewey Decimal System, is a library classification system created by an American librarian called Melvil Dewey in 1876. It is the world’s most widely used library classification system.

It has been revised and expanded through 23 major editions, the latest issued in 2011.

Further reading:

Encyclopedia Brittanica Online article about Melvil Dewey
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/160471/Melvil-Dewey

American National Biography Online article about Melvil Dewey
http://www.anb.org/articles/09/09-00229.html

History of the Dewey Decimal Classification System – OCLC
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/summaries.en.html

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