TITLE

DEWEY VS GENRE THROWDOWN

AUTHOR(S)
Buchter, Holli
PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
Knowledge Quest;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a debate between librarians who want to remain using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system and those who call for the adoption of subject- or genre-based systems of classifying library books and collections in 2013. Background is presented on the history of DDC use in school libraries. It highlights the reasons cited by librarians for wanting to leave the DDC system behind including students' inability to navigate it.
ACCESSION #
91761325

 

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