Posted on July 22, 2009, in Libraries, Metadata and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Library Journal published an article by Michael Casey & Michael Stephens about the Rangeview Library District dropping Dewey and testing a new classification system (7/15/2009).

    http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6668191.html

    Basically, it says good for the library district to try something different. They might develop a much better system that serves patrons better in terms of finding and browsing materials.

    I like the quote within the article from Pam Smith:
    “WordThink allows library staff the freedom and creativity to develop collocation relationships that could never happen in Dewey. [It] allows staff to anticipate customers’ inquiries and shelve items that have natural affinities.”

    WordThink is a more fluid classification system that other systems.

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