Is Dewey Done? See What These 17 Sites Have to Say and Then Decide

A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet has listed 17 links for reference if you are considering messing with the Dewey Decimal System in your library as I have done in mine.

“Ever since bookstores have been selling books, they have shelved them by subject area. When patrons go to any subject section, they can usually find the book they are looking for by the last name of the author. This includes fiction and nonfiction books. Those of us who were taught to use the Dewey Decimal System are used to using decimals for the ten nonfiction sections from 000-999. When a student asks me to find a particular book, all I need is the call number to get to the exact location of that book. How would the bookstore model do in a school library? Some elementary school librarians like the idea because nonfiction books could be easier for young kids to locate. Judge for yourself.”

17 Sites List

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