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Dewey Decimal System

Why is that book shelved there?

Did you ever notice that books about pet dogs are shelved closer to books about vegetables than books about wolves? It’s all because of the Dewey Decimal System, through which our library organizes all nonfiction books and a few types of fiction books. Melvil Dewey developed the system at Amherst College in the 1870s, and… Read More

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