FW: Dewey Decimal Hard Drive/LAN/WAN Organization

Dusseault ("Lisa)
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 12:22:03 -0700

There's been a discussion on the IETF mailing list which I wanted to FoRK to
get opinions & discussion from people like our Diva. More mail on the
thread is available in the archives, starting at


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael A Quinlan [SMTP:mq@maq.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 9:34 AM
> To: ietf@ietf.org
> Subject: RE: Dewey Decimal Hard Drive/LAN/WAN Organization
> >From: Eric Germann [mailto:ekgermann@YAHOO.COM]
> >
> >Working with a library implementing a card catalog system, I can say
> >its not as cut and dried as it seems. Catalogers consider it near
> >religion where they place stuff.
> >
> >I sometimes think it would be better to have librarians organize
> >content instead of the boys at Yahoo. However, reaching a consensus in
> >our lifetimes is prrobably nearly impossible.
> The librarians are already working on it.
> NetFirst (from the publishers of the Dewey Decimal System)
> http://www.oclc.org/oclc/netfirst/netfirst.htm
> The UK Web Library (University of Wolverhampton)
> http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/wwlib/newclass.html
> CyberDewey
> http://ivory.lm.com/~mundie/DDHC/DDH.html
> Canadian Information By Subject (National Library of Canada)
> http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/caninfo/ecaninfo.htm