A knowledge classification system was constructed at the royal library in Alexandria, Egypt by the Greek poet, Callimachus of Cyrene in third century BCE. The catalogue consisted of 120 scrolls of the library’s 500,000 manuscript scrolls contained bibliographical and critical information on each work arranged in various categories: humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences then subdivided noting relationship to knowledge areas. The catalogue titled The Pinakes (Tiles) as per the bins’ ceramic labels holding the library’s scrolls then subtitled, The Tablets of the Outstanding Works in the Whole of Greek Civilization.
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