The Dewey Decimal System (DDS) is a widely used in libraries to organize books. This system was created in 1876 by Melvil Dewey. The creation of the Dewey Decimal System is recognized annually on Melvil’s birthday which is December 10. Thousands of pieces of literature have been filed under numbers from 000 to 900 and this does not include the decimal numbers each category.
For more information on the Dewey Decimal System and Melvil Dewey check out the resources below:
Adamich, Tom. “Dewey Redux//Virtual Dewey Resources Deliver Trusted, Familiar 21st-Century Information.” Knowledge Quest, no. 2, 2013, p. 70.
OCLC's Dewey Services: A Brief Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System
Prescott, Sarah. “If You Knew Dewey.” School Library Journal, vol. 47, no. 8, Aug. 2001, p. 50.
Wiegand, W. A. (1996). Irrepressible Reformer : A Biography of Melvil Dewey. Chicago: ALA Editions of the American Library Association.
Krajewski, M. (2011). Paper Machines : About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press.