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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:44:25 -0400
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Our poetry is 811.54 etc.  My issue is whether to include essays and
classic literature in the 800's or just file them under fiction. In my mind
it is all about access and discovery, and I sometimes think the Dewey's can
be a deterrent for literature.
How is that for a wishy-washy response?! Lisa
Lisa Ladd
Library Director
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Buck Memorial Library
47 Main Street
Bucksport, ME 04416
(207) 469-2650

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 12:56 PM Sue McClintock - Carver Library <
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> What do you think about poetry? I've seen some places (including here,
> before I arrived) that put everything in 811, no decimal, and others use
> the decimal to divide by era, e.g. 811.54. I can see an argument either
> way. I should decide soon if I'm going to change it, before I get too far
> down one path...
> Thoughts? Secret catalog geek hangouts I should pester instead? Thank you!
> Best,
> Sue
> Sue McClintock
> Library Director
> Carver Memorial Library
> 12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
> Searsport, ME 04974
> 207-548-2303
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