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Posts Tagged "Dewey"

New Classification System for Public Libraries?

Enjoy this guest post from Laena McCarthy, Image Cataloger and Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, and Project Manager for LibraryThing’s Open Shelves Classification system. Greetings PLA Blog readers.  I invite you all to help us build the Open Shelves Classification (OSC), a free, “humble,” modern, open-source, crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey Decimal System. To learn […]

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Dewey, Unions, and Space

The last session I went to on Thursday was “Dewey or Don’t We,” which was a presentation by the fine folks at Maricopa County Library about their experience testing out a “deweyless” organizing system at a new branch. This became a very controversial topic in public library circles, so most of you probably have read […]

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Serendipity

I have been in Minneapolis since Monday, and I am burned out. Highlights from today, in as few words as possible: I ran into Mark Arend from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I worked with Mark and the Fox Valley Library Council a few years ago. Mark is a good guy and great librarian. I’m glad I saw […]

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