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Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey

Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator. "A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library" presently known as Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), or Dewey Decimal System, first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876. In 1883 Dewey became librarian of Columbia College, and in the year 1884 founded there the School of Library Economy, Columbia College the first institution for the instruction of librarians ever organized. He also for the first time introduced the concept of Relative Index as a part of the DDC system in 1876. Melvil Dewey well deserves the title of "Father of Modern Librarianship." Melvil Dewey's book selection principle states: "The best reading for the largest number at the least cost", In the article "The origins of the A.L.A. motto" Public Libraries, 11(2), p. 55, 1906.
Popular Quotes of Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey includes - “The Choice of books is an unending work"., In the article "Book Selections", 1877.
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