Document (#30539)

Author
Chressanthis, J.D.
Title
¬The reclassification decision : Dewey or Library of Congress?
Source
Classification: options and opportunities. Ed.: A.R. Thomas
Imprint
New York : Haworth
Year
1995
Pages
S.169-182
Series
Cataloging and classification quarterly; vol.19, nos.3/4
Abstract
This paper describes various reasons why academic libraries have chosen to do or not to do reclassification projects from Dewey to Library of Congress. An historical perspective is provided to assist in making this decision. Arguments for and against both Dewey and Library of Congress are presented from this historical perspective along with modern interpretations. Issues important in planning a reclassification project such as cost, organization of the reclassification team, and the length of the project are also discussed. Implications and ramifications of a reclassification project for staff and patrons, such as disruptions in service and learning new book locations, are also highlighted.
Object
DDC
LCC

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