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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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No More Dewey Decimal

Deer Park Library, a public library on Long Island, has decided to abandon Dewey Decimal and instead, turn to adopt a bookstore-like spatial organization. The library’s director Rebecca Pool suggested that the existing structure of Dewey is not user-friendly enough.

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Dewey? At This Library With a Very Different Outlook They Don’t

The 2007 New York Times article titled “Dewey? At This Library With a Very Different Outlook They Don’t” documents how one public library, the Perry Branch Library in Gilbert, Arizona, had decided not to use the Dewey Decimal System to organize its

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Library Organization (1951)

“Explains the card cataloguing and the Dewey Decimal systems in use in a library and shows how detailed understanding of library organization assists in better studying and better use of time.” This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

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