Build the Open Shelves Classification

July 14, 2008

Build the Open Shelves Classification

Description: I hereby invite you to join the Open Shelves Classification (OSC), a free, “humble,” modern, open-source, crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey Decimal System.

—from LibraryThing.

You can follow its progress or contribute to its effort here


tag you’re it..

January 19, 2007

Here are a couple of swell ideas about tagging the library catalog. The first generates tags based upon subject headings from the catalog by using a particular table in the db.

and then there are user contributed tags:

It seems that ajax is the magic.