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Dewey Decimal System

Libraries: Do We Or Dewey Not Opt for Change?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Randee Mia Berman

We've come a long way from Dewey Decimals. I've always admired librarians, from stereotype bun to books. It's National Friends of Libraries Week and I've been flipping the pages of reminiscence.

Welcome to Today's Totally Modern Library: No 'Shushing' Allowed!

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books
Peter Mandel

Call me a Luddite if you like, but I keep wondering if it might not make some sense to have at least one outpost left in our over-wired world that just says no to glittering disks and glowing screens.

Thinking in the 'Stacks'

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Rev. James Ellis, III

Maybe it certifies me as an old fogey even at 33, but I actually enjoy the Dewey Decimal System, and the associated process of flipping through books with your hands to see if the title you seek is or is not in the right place. There is something therapeutic and educational about that.

How Do You Relate to a Friend Who's a Technophobe?

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology
John Blumenthal

With one exception, all of my friends use computers. They also own smartphones. Most have an iPad, an iPod, a GPS, a Kindle or a Nook. They frequently shop on the Internet and use MapQuest. They have a Facebook page and get their news from the Web. Some play Words With Friends. The exception is Larry.

Sussex, WI: Libraries Rethinking Dewey Decimal System

sussex.patch.com | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

"I don't think libraries should be difficult to use. Why should you have to teach someone how to use a library?"...

When Government and Business Get It Really Right -- Together

Steve Leveen | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

What Maricopa County librarians heard was that 85 percent of customers arrive at the library with no particular title in mind. They want to browse. Trouble is, the Dewey Decimal System doesn't make browsing that easy.