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Classification and Sustainability: Creating Standards for Renewable Resources

About a month ago, environmental researchers from the UN Environment World Conservation Centre introduced a new classification schema specifically for renewable and non-renewable resources. The purpose of this standardization was to “harmonize existing approaches and create a system that is

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“The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System”

Cassia Kisshauer (653-01) Back in January the podcast “The Kitchen Sisters Present…” discussed The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System. The episode was in collaboration with the podcast Library Bytegeist and co-hosted by Molly Schwartz of METRO. The podcast

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This Library Takes an Indigenous Approach to Categorizing Books

https://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/decolonize-western-bias-indigenous-library-books-20190322 I recently came across the article “Transformative Praxis – Building spaces for Indigenous self-determination in libraries and archives” by Australian Indigenous archivist Kristen Thorpe. She talks about working in traditional institutional contexts, her encounters with “traumatic and biased records and

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How Do We Classify The Stars In The Universe?

One of the advantages of developing a universal classification system for any field of study is the ability to make distinctions between things that may share certain characteristics but are nonetheless different. A standardized system also facilitates the communication of

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