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August 2009 Archives

Everyone has done an awesome job this summer with shifting the journals and that deserves a round of applause and pizza. Room 208 is looking great and ready to have another year of journals added to it.

Please stop by Walter Basement Circulation area on Monday, August 31 at 11-1 for pizza, pop, and goodies to thank you for a job well done.

Pizza Party on Monday August 31 at 11-1.

Blog rules

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Deweyless library

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For Matt especially, given his delve into cataloging and knowledge about Dewey.
This link is to a training about a library that went Deweyless, check out the trainer! I love his fun outfit.

The Deweyless Library Link

Something fun from my college alumni news. Video games used for science.

The Library Hotel is a 60-room boutique hotel in New York City, located at 299 Madison Avenue (at 41st Street), near the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, and Grand Central Terminal. The Hotel was designed by architect Stephen B. Jacobs.

The hotel boasts a unique organizing principle: each of its ten guest floors has a theme, designated after a major category of the Dewey Decimal Classification (the 5th floor, for example, is the 500s, the Sciences), with each room as a subcategory or genre, such as Mathematics (Room 500.001) or Botany (Room 500.004). (Dewey categories 000, 100, and 200 are placed on the 10th, 11th, and 12th floors, respectively.) Other room themes include Erotic Literature (Room 800.001), Poetry (Room 800.003), and Music (Room 700.005). All rooms have a small complement of books and decorations that accompany the theme, with 6000 books overall throughout the hotel.

Because of this classification scheme, the hotel owners were sued in 2003 by the OCLC (owners of the Dewey Decimal Classification system). OCLC reached an agreement with the hotel enabling the hotel to continue using the Dewey system. OCLC Press Release

Hotel Denouement from Lemony Snicket's The Penultimate Peril was modeled after the Library Hotel.


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