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Melvil Decimal System: 020.2

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0
Information
115,954
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
115,844
💭
2
Religion
351,090
🙏🏽
3
Social Sciences
554,451
👫
4
Language
75,777
💬
5
Mathematics and Science
181,736
🔬
6
Technology
414,821
💡
7
Arts and Recreation
444,897
🎨
8
Literature
605,140
📚
9
Biography and History
396,598
🗿
00
Computing And Information
61,676
💻
01
Bibliographies
13,217
📚
02
Library and Information Sciences
15,442
📗
03
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
7,244
📕
04
[Formerly "Biographies"; Currently unassigned]
539
👳🏼
05
Periodicals
2,093
𝐓
06
Organizations
2,490
🏢
07
Journalism And Publishing
8,227
📰
08
Quotations
4,023
💬
09
Manuscripts and rare books
1,003
📙
020
Library Science
1,898
📗
021
Scope, Usefulness, and Founding
479
🏗
022
Buildings
133
🏛
023
Library Employees
180
💁🏾
024
--
35
🤷
025
Administration; Departments
6,578
📇
026
Libraries on Special Subjects
614
🤓
027
General Libraries; Reports, etc.
2,512
📋
028
Books and Reading
2,829
🛋
029
--
184
🤷
020.0
26
020.1
Theory and Instruction
34
020.2
Miscellany
133
👝
020.3
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
54
📕
020.4
Essays
7
📄
020.5
Periodicals
32
𝐓
020.6
Societies
46
020.7
Education And Research
183
020.8
Culture Studies
65
020.9
Biography And History
270
🔙
020.20
8
020.21
5
020.22
1
020.23
Careers
64
020.24
1
020.25
8
020.26020.27020.28
Digital Librarianship, Library 2.0
34
020.29

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1922 Edition
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MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

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What is MDS?

Melvil stands for "Melvil Decimal System," named after Melvil Dewey, the famous librarian. Melvil Dewey invented his Dewey Decimal System in 1876, and early versions of his system are in the public domain.

More recent editions of his system are in copyright, and the name "Dewey," "Dewey Decimal," "Dewey Decimal Classification" and "DDC" are registered trademarked by OCLC, who publish periodic revisions.

LibraryThing's MDS system is based on the classification work of libraries around the world, whose assignments are not copyrightable. MDS "scheduldes" (the words that describe the numbers) are user-added, and based on public domain editions of the system.

The Melvil Decimal System is NOT the Dewey Decimal System of today. Wordings, which are entered by members, can only come from public domain sources. The base system is the Free Decimal System, a public domain classification created by John Mark Ockerbloom. Where useful or necessary, wording comes from the 1922 edition of the Dewey Decimal System. Language and concepts may be changed to fit modern tastes, or to better describe books cataloged. Wordings may not come from in-copyright sources.

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