Melvil Dewey

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Noun1.Melvil Dewey - United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)Melvil Dewey - United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
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There are no famous librarians (except for Melville Dewey of decimal fame), but quiet people like Jordan typify the best of the profession.
This is reflected in his use of numbers to arrange books and his interest in spelling simplification: He started out as Melville Dewey and for a while went by Melvil Dui.