On yours marks!
The Dewey Decimal Challenge (DDC) is on its way!
Melvil Dewey is quite possible on of my favorite people in history. He was quirky, unique and much ahead of his time. I found a great (and short) biography on him, which is posted below the cut, from OCLC.org.
Since I never had a chanee to actually finish the book that prompted this challenege, I think it will be my first book.
Library : an unquiet history by Matthew Battles
Dewey Number: 027.009 Battles
000 – Generalities
020 Library & information sciences
030 General encyclopedic works
050 General serials & their indexes
060 General organizations & museology
070 News media, journalism, publishing
080 General collections
090 Manuscripts & rare books