Melvil Dewey classifies the world

By Deb In 1876 Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey (1851 –1931) patented the system of classification that we currently use for our books and other materials in our libraries here in the Fontana Regional Library.  The Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) (©OCLC) is a widely used standard in the library profession. Dewey, by all accounts was … Continue reading Melvil Dewey classifies the world

“Do We” Really Know Dewey?

By Don This is the way some 5th and 6th grade students at the Nettleton Intermediate Center pose the question. These students created a website about the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) (link to website: "Do We" Really Know Dewey?") in partnership with Think Quest, the Oracle Educational Foundation. Prior to doing their research, they … Continue reading “Do We” Really Know Dewey?