The travels and travails of one of the world’s smallest dictionaries. [ thanks dsdlc ]
Hi. I changed the NYTimes login because, well, the old one stopped working. Sorry about lack of topicality lately, I’m experiencing a renaissance of love for classification schemes since I now work in a library and don’t know DDC.
Then there’s the Weine System, an adaptation of the DDC for Judaica. See also David Elazar’s Classification for Libraries of Judaica. Dewey, sometimes accused of anti-semitism, files all Jewish books under 296.
I’m trying to pick up the Dewey Decimal System really sort of quick-like since I’m a bit embarassed that I managed never to pick it up in library school. This page is currently my favorite crib sheet, though this one is a close second.
Is protecting the rights of users and supporting free access to ideas one of the fundamental values of librarianship? I sure think so. [ commonsblog ]
Soon to be a new favorite of mine: Ref Grunt, pullquotes from life at the reference desk. [ blogsource ]