Dewey Decimal System - Non-Fiction
It is an organisational system for books and Library resources so that we can keep them in order by categories and subjects.
It assigns Dewey Decimal Numbers to Non-Fiction books/resources only.
Melville Dewey created this system in 1876. --He was born in New York, USA on December 10, 1851. --Dewey worked as a student assistant in a college library to help pay for his education. When he was aged 21, he invented the system that is now used to classify books and other items including internet resources, in libraries around the world.
--It is known as the Dewey Decimal System and organises information into 10 main subject areas (starting with 000 - 999).
There have been 23 major edition updates to the Dewey Decimal System since 1876. --This includes: introducing new topics in to the categories.
Fiction books in the Tatachilla Library are organised according to 'genre', such as humour or science fiction - that means you can more easily choose a good-fit book based on the style of story that you enjoy.