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

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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.

http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/127/

and then there are user contributed tags:
http://tags.library.upenn.edu/

It seems that ajax is the magic.