Classification system for books, created and used by the Dartmouth College Library in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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scan of subject classification system used at the Dartmouth Library in the early 20th century

The Old Dartmouth Classification Schedules is a classification system for books, created and used by the Dartmouth College Library in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Dartmouth Library Cataloging System was developed by Marvin Davis Bisbee, Dartmouth Class of 1871, appointed Librarian at Dartmouth College in 1887. It was modeled after a system created by Charles Ammi Cutter, a library science pioneer of the time. The new system tracked objects by subject, author, and title. Although new materials in the Dartmouth College Library collections are no longer classified in this system, many titles are still cataloged and shelved by the Old Dartmouth Classification scheme.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.1349/ddlp.2550