Tim Spalding of LibraryThing has started a new ambitious project: develop a new shelf classification system that would eliminate the baggage of the 100+ year-old systems many libraries have in place, as well as create a system free from the trademark, copyright, and license issues connected with Dewey.
He is looking for a few librarians (one to five) to manage the project, and has started a LibraryThing group for everyone to join in the conversation.
This just started up this morning, folks… they’re still talking letters vs. numbers and general classification philosophy. We’re talking ground floor timing, so sign up and begin discussing!
found via Tim Spalding’s post to the Web4Lib list