Friday, March 03, 2006

Library Classification matters

Yes it does matter, and yes it is a matter for discussion: there is an excellent post here at Reasons to be Impossible that provides some great links debating this issue.

As one who loves libraries and bibliographies (I have been known to photocopy a good bibliography just to give me an indication of other stuff in the field), this is a topic that is both fascinating and disturbing: how do we develop systems to catalogue that are not inherently racist etc?

Worth pondering.

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