Appendix 3: Revision tutorial: questions

1. What was the actual date Melvil Dewey (1851–1931) was born? What was his original name?

2. Give the year and full title of the First Edition of the DDC. Whose names as publisher and author did it bear?

3. How and why is the Second Edition (1885) of the DDC considered important?

4. What was the title of the DDC from the Second to the Twelfth Editions?

5. List the major contributions of the DDC to the science of classification.

6. State the limitations of the DDC.

7. On whose knowledge classification system is the basic plan of the DDC based? Tick the correct answer:

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