Monday, January 16, 2012

The Move Away from Dewey @ the Pauline Haase Public Library

Libraries Rethinking the Dewey Decimal System. (Sussex Patch, 1/12/2012)

Also featured in The Huffington Post.

Excerpt: After three decades of steadily increasing circulation, the library saw a 3 percent drop in 2011. Not a huge drop, mind you, but it marked the first time that circulation had fallen at the library. And they weren't sure why. 

Klager, the library director, and Murray, head of adult services, were in a position to make a change, and soon enough, it hit them. After watching a webinar about how to make libraries more user-friendly, the two got the ambitious bug to make a year-long transformation. 

 It was time to rethink the Dewey Decimal System.

Hat tip to Kathy Klager.

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