Tag: Melvil Dewey
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Melvil Dewey, born to thrifty, parsimonious parents in upstate New York on 10 December 1851, could almost be said to have been destined to devise the classification system used by 200,000 libraries around the world today. He was a man devoted to efficiency, and was an enemy of waste. At sixteen, having taught himself bookkeeping, […]more