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The Kitchen Sisters Present

108 - The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System

22:20 | Jan 22nd

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Melvil Dewey, the father of library science and the inventor of the most popular library classification system in the world, was a known racist and serial sexual harasser. Forced out of the American Library Association, which he co-founded, his 19th ...Show More

mm βˆ™ Apr 21st

Fascinating look into the Dewey Decimal system and Melvil Dewey himself. Interesting arguments for and against the system, because Dewey was a racist and sexist and so his classification system reflected that and the times he lived in.

danny βˆ™ Feb 3rd

Oh, I didn't know much about the Dewey Decimal System. Good info, even though Dewey seems like a jerk.

mm βˆ™ Feb 24th

@danny After your comment, I can’t go to the library and not think β€œDewey seems like a jerk” when I look at the numbers on the book spine. Thanks. πŸ˜’