Scrapping Dewey

In his blog, The Travelin’ Librarian, today Michael Sauers wrote about a library in Arizona that is doing away with classification numbers altogether, opting instead to shelves books by topic. I think I got that right! As one person commented, don’t they know the Dewey Decimal System arranges books by topic? Hellooooo? Sorry for lapsing into sarcasm. I agree with Michael and those who commented on his post that this is a classic case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. I’ll be really interested to find out how this works out.

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