Monday, July 02, 2007

On Reasons to Drop the Dewey Decimal System: The Religion Classification

I've posted before on Dewey Decimal. David provides reasons why the venerated Dewey Decimal System used in libraries since the 19th Century is being abandoned. -gw

...nine major divisions in the religion classification are for Christian books. Weinberger writes, "Judaism occupies its own whole number (296) but Islam shares its number with two others, Babism and Baha'i (297)."

David, "Goodbye to Dewey?" Daveman's Tech Tips: Computer tips, cool library technologies and random coffee news

"Seattle Central Library: The books are arranged on a spiral, so as to avoid breaking the linearity of the Dewey decimal system into different areas or floors. The Dewey numbers are labeled on the floor." Uploaded on March 12, 2007 by Nick Sherman on flickr

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