DDC and it's utility in Public Libraries
So here is a library related post :-)A while back (a long while back according the date!) I came across this article on LIS news - a short essay on the utility of the Dewey Decimal System in public libraries.For as long as I can remember there has been debate in the public library sphere as to whether to continue to use the Dewey Decimal System (henceforth: DDC) or if they should switch to something
The Dewey Dilemma?
Time to put on the librarian hat ;-)Sooooo, I was reading on Library Journal recently and article called "The Dewey Dilemma". For those of you how haven't stepped foot in a public library recently, most books are categorized according to the Dewey Decimal System (see this wiki article for more info on the DDC). Now many libraries are trying to make their collections more accessible to the public and
A little light reading on Folksonomies
I came across this article on First Monday on Folksonomies a while back but I never really got around to reading it until now.It is an interesting article and if you have some time go and read it. It gives the uninitiated a brief look at organization of information in the past, and how folksonomies differ from what has come before them.It seems to me that the criticism of folksonomies are a little