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Melvil Dewey

Melville Louis Kossuth "Melvil" Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a founder of the Lake Placid Club.

Video Title: True Library Story: Melvil Dewey, The Man Behind the Decimal

Video Summary: Biographical presentation on the life of Melvil Dewey.  Starring famous Pittsburgh underground actor Damien maruscak

Original Published Date: Apr 26, 2010

Video Title: Melvil Dewey

Video Summary: This is a short biography of Melvil Dewey and what influenced him to develop the Dewey Decimal System.

Creator: Library Learners

Original Published Date: Oct 17, 2013


  1. Wikipedia, "Melvil Dewey," (accessed January 19, 2019).


Article Title
  • Melvil Dewey
Website Name
  • Librarianship Studies & Information Technology
Last Updated
  • July 3, 2020
Original Published Date
  • February 1, 2019

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