Thanks a lot John
I must have been looking at the old version, which is not useful enough
(have to watch my words) for organizing contemporary information from
a web centric viewpoint (01)
No intent to offend or defend, just compiling lists at the moment...
(lists lists list, categories categorirs categories, taxonomies,
On Feb 12, 2008 9:22 AM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The Dewey Decimal Classification was originally set up in 1870,
> so if you look at the top level, it certainly does look old
> fashioned and rather unbalanced. For example, the range of
> numbers from 201 to 289 are devoted to Christianity, and all
> other religions are squeezed into the range from 290 to 299.
> However, the only difference that a new top level would make is
> to reduce some of the finer classifications from 6 or 7 digits
> to 5 or 6 digits. That change is not worth the upheavals that
> would be caused by replacing all the old numbers.
> > I am going through the Dewey Index, and it looks terribly
> > outdated does anyone know of updates/scheduled maintenance?
> The OCLC bought the rights to it in 1988, and they have been
> producing new extensions and updates. They have a web version
> that is updated continuously. See
> Dewey Services [OCLC - Cataloging and Metadata]
> I have no vested interest in the DDC, and I have no intention
> of defending it against any other choice. But I don't believe
> that the unbalanced top level creates much, if any problem.
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