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Resources for ditching Dewey and making your library more user friendly.
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Eliterate Librarian: Mr. Dewey, I Bid you Adieu

Eliterate Librarian: Mr. Dewey, I Bid you Adieu | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

My blog post about ditching Dewey in my nonfiction collection.

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Try Curiosity!: I-Can-Read with My Eyes Shut!

Try Curiosity!: I-Can-Read with My Eyes Shut! | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it
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A kid friendly way to organize an elementary library.

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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

One library's method for ditching Dewey.

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It’s a Genre Based Library

It’s a Genre Based Library | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it
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Van Meter Library Voice: We Spiced Up The Shelves....And Ditched The Dewey

Van Meter Library Voice: We Spiced Up The Shelves....And Ditched The Dewey | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

Librarian, Shannon Miller, decides to ditch Dewey for subject categories.

 

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Kathy Corbiere's curator insight, January 2, 2013 6:50 AM

Graphic labels...very important

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Dewey or LC? | American Libraries Magazine

Dewey or LC? | American Libraries Magazine | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

History of Dewey and LC systems.

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Beyond Dewey | Follow Suffolk County libraries as they step into a Dewey-free future

In Suffolk County, NY we have several libraries in the consortium that are moving off of Dewey.  This blog is following their adventures in the conversion process.  Enjoy!

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Done with Dewey | ALSC Blog

Great discussion about why Dewey is not the perfect system.

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Genre Shelving! | Mighty Little Librarian

Genre Shelving! | Mighty Little Librarian | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it
Mighty Little Librarian - Librarian Tiff's Blog...
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Eliterate Librarian: Dewey Free Update

Eliterate Librarian: Dewey Free Update | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

Dewey Free update after students return to school and see new system.

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The Dewey Dilemma

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Dropping Dewey for more browsability.

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It's Not About Dewey

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Library Journal article about Dewey.

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PRESENTATIONS

Some Dewey, Some Don’t Presentation given at ILA 2009 on October 8, 2009 http://deweyfree.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/ila-2009.ppt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
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Try Curiosity!: Making Dewey work FOR me, Part I

Try Curiosity!: Making Dewey work FOR me, Part I | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it
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Keeping Dewey, but making it work for you with changes and tweaks.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:23 AM

Another summer project!

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Taking it to Twitter: Librarians Debate the Demise of Dewey | School Library Journal

Taking it to Twitter: Librarians Debate the Demise of Dewey | School Library Journal | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

Twitter chat about ditching Dewey.

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Van Meter Library Voice: So We Ditched Dewey....What Comes Next For Our Books And Shelves?

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Summer Project: Kill Dewey

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One elementary library switches from Dewey to subject organization.

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Miss Christine: Rethinking Dewey

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One library considers the switch.

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Hamiltoncommlibrary

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Genre shelving

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Brief Book Bytes: metis

How one library came up with a system to replace Dewey.

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Eliterate Librarian: No Dewey?! The Horror

Eliterate Librarian: No Dewey?! The Horror | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

Causing conversation about ditching Dewey.

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The Candid Librarian: Jennifer LaGarde, this is for you....

The Candid Librarian: Jennifer LaGarde, this is for you.... | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

Genre classifiction in fiction.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date, To Out of This World!

The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date, To Out of This World! | Dewey Free Library | Scoop.it

QR Codes and nonfiction

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It's Fine To Drop Dewey

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Library Journal article about dropping Dewey.

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Another Library Ditches Dewey

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The Frankfort Public Library in Illinois is yet another library, in the growing list of libraries, choosing to break free of the Dewey Decimal Classification System.In an interview with Melissa Ric...
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Standards & Best Practices | Classification Schemes | BISAC Subject Headings | Tutorial & FAQ | Book Industry Study Group, Inc.

BISAC subject categories that guide you in creating sections for your library collection.

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