Dewey decimal system

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a system used by libraries to classify nonfictional publications into subject categories

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We separated out non-fiction picture books and shelved them by Dewey Decimal system but with coloured labels and separately from the main non-fiction section.
And you know what, there are lots of taxonomies that are smaller than the Dewey Decimal System, easier to construct and use, less rigid, have built-in revision procedures and user input capabilities, and generally don't suffer from all those "characteristics" of taxonomies that folksonomy advocates love to list.
The folks at the Perry Branch Library dropped the Dewey Decimal System to make their institution seem more like retail bookstores, which are perceived as being more user-friendly.
It's the stuff of legend among caretakers of books organized by the Dewey Decimal System.
READING ROOMS: The Library Hotel in New York City is the first, and possibly last, hotel to arrange guestroom floors, room art and reading material in the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal System of book classification.
Today, teacher candidates must not only be able to negotiate the Dewey Decimal System and the Library of Congress Classification Systems, understand the tasks needed for locating library materials, and be familiar with elementary research concepts, but must also keep current in the ever-changing technological environment which today's libraries embrace.
Taylor collected 10,000 books, organized a sale on the grounds of the local library and even arranged the books according to the Dewey decimal system.
To keep track of over 3000 items in their aisles of materials inventory, they designed a storage and recording system modeled on the time-honored Dewey decimal system used in libraries--three numerals, a dot, two more numerals, another dot, and three final numerals.
5m apart, black rubber strips containing a part of the numerical sequence of the Dewey Decimal system line up with the corresponding shelves.
The Library of Congress eventually rejected the Dewey Decimal System because catalogers found it too restrictive, and chain gangs are, obviously, constraints within the prison system.
For instance, the range of numbers from 500-599 in the Dewey Decimal System includes books about science--plants, wild animals, planets, landforms, weather, dinosaurs, and math.
Famous ambiguous schemes include the Dewey Decimal system or the categories found on the Yahoo home page; both seek to represent a broad area of human understanding.
The Library Hotel on Madison Avenue stocks each room with volumes of books that share a theme based on the Dewey Decimal System.
Not only will they help him pass the interminable four years ahead, but they will give him and Laura many purposeful evenings classifying them according to the Dewey Decimal system, which she has--ever the conscientious librarian
Before the Information Revolution, we organized information by creating categories and fitting data into the proper pigeonhole--the Dewey decimal system of organizing books in a library is a good example of this method.