Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I'm at the Green library at Stanford doing actual research on libraries and librarians. out of pure interest not necessity. It's shocking to me, as I thought I would want a break from this type of work, but oddly, with a more free schedule, I'm finding a renewed interest in it--at least in a few different topics.

Today I'm researching alternative classification systems to LC and Dewey for small, specialized collections. And for a variety of reasons, I believe that the time has come for some radical changes in our way of thinking about these systems and the necessity for them.

I'm actually having fun reading about alternatives from scholarly and news sources--I'm especially enjoying reading about all the dust-ups from the Gilbert, AZ public library's complete abandonment of dewey, to great success btw.

interesting and surprising day!