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200-Religion
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 200 section of the library's collection
contained 217 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
210-Philosophy & theory
of religion

Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 210 section of the library's collection
contained 45 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
220-Bible
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 220 section of the library's collection
contained 68 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
230-Christianity & Christian Theology
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 230 section of the library's collection
contained 96 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
240-Christian Practice & observance
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 240 section of the library's collection
contained 41 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
250-Christian Pastoral
Practice & Religious

Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 250 section of the library's collection
contained 19 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
260-Christian Org., Social Work & Worship
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 260 section of the library's collection
contained 139 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
270-History Christianity
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 270 section of the library's collection
contained 156 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
280-Christian Denomination & sects
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 280 section of the library's collection
contained 71 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
290-Other Religions
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 290 section of the library's collection
contained 684 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
200-Religion
Wed 28/09, 2:48pm
On this date in the Caulfield library
the 200 section of the library's collection
contained 217 books proving prejudice
and bias in the Dewey Decimal System
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Using the Caulfiled Library as a cae study, we can observe that the
Dewey Decimal System does in fact contain prejudice and bias. At the
time the system was created, by founder Melvil Dewey, he created
the 200 class. This category was to contain religion. Yet it has been
argued that since Dewey was Christian the sub categories do not have
enough information on other religions of the Eastern World. In addition
to Religious bias, the same type of bias is clear in the categories of
History. At the time Dewey was only concerned with American History,
and left out other parts of the world. Although this bias was present
at the time of the systems creation, over the twenty revisions made by
the system these bias' have since been adapted. Obviously these
prejudices and bias' have been worked on since the amount of libraries
using this system still today is so high.