Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ancient Libraries

This blog came up for a class that I am in for fall 2008 semester. For this blog/annotation assignment, I researched the methods that were used to catalog and organize materials before the Dewey Decimal Classification System and the Library of Congress Classification. The Library of Congress Classification was formed around 1897 and Mr. Dewey instated his system in 1876 and the first known record keeping was in the third millennium B.C. So how was everything stored and retrieved until these famous classification systems were put into place? I hope my links and citations will help you find out!

For this assignment we are required to find one book, two websites, and six articles that support and answer what we set out to accomplish.

Staikos, K. Sp. (2000). The great libraries: from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600) (pp. 3-17, 67-68). New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press.

Library (institution). (1997). Retrieved October 1, 2008, from Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia

Spoon, J. C. (1999). Ancient Libraries of Greece and Rome: A Summary of Research Findings.
Retrieved October 1, 2008, from