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Michael Panzer named Editor-in-Chief of the DDC system

“Michael Panzer, formerly Assistant Editor, has been named the 10th Editor-in-Chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. Mr. Panzer, who becomes the first DDC Editor-in-Chief from outside the United States, replaces Joan S. Mitchell, who has retired after serving with distinction in the position since 1993. Mr. Panzer joined OCLC in May 2007 as Global Product Manager of Taxonomy Services, and was appointed Assistant Editor of the DDC in March 2009. From 2002 to 2005, he headed the technical team that translated Dewey into German. He was the first member of a Dewey translation team to be appointed Assistant Editor.”

via OCLC

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No More Dewey Decimal System For Adams Library

cbs4denver.com – “An Adams County library district is dumping the Dewey Decimal Classification system for organizing its books in favor of one that is considered more user-friendly. Rangeview Library District Pam Sandlian Smith said the retail-based system called WordThink encourages browsing and is more intuitive than the classification system developed by Melvil Dewey in the 1870s.”

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More on -DDC (redux)

Arizona Republic - “The notoriety the county library has received from being one of the first in the nation to drop the Dewey system of classification in favor of a subject-style of shelving has helped increase interest and visitors, said Perry Branch Manager Jennifer Miele.”

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Charleston Daily Mail – “A new movement could change the face of libraries across the country as they start to organize their books more like bookstores.” (via)

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Not Ditching Dewey…Yet.

Anderson Independent Mail – ““I would have to see it work before bringing it Anderson. I would like to look at their catalog and see how they handle specific requests for books,” Anderson County Library System Director Carl Stone said. “When I hear about libraries trying different things, I try to be skeptical at first.”

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More on DDCless Library

NYT – “The younger generation today is wired differently than people in my generation,” said Mr. Courtright, 69. “What that tells me is we as librarians have to look at how we present materials that we have for them the way they want it.”

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