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Good idea, Judy! I know there's a general interest in more LCSH mappings. While I can't control LCSH as directly, I'm happy to add Relative Index terms for Australian terminology, both for the benefit of our Australian users and for classifiers everywhere cataloging Australian works. You should see both of these changes in WebDewey tomorrow--or tomorrow for me, at least, time zones being what they are. :)
Just see the first link in the post above. Hope to see you there!
Excellent! Best wishes to NPL from this former Moscow resident. :)
Toggle Commented May 19, 2021 on Geocaching at 025.431: The Dewey blog
Should be fixed now.
That's a very good question, Susan! I think it's at least worth discussing. I'd certainly want to know if libraries would be interested in such a solution, or if the status quo works from them. I know from when I proposed genre-based classification for video games that classifying by genre can sometimes be very difficult. Even once you've decided on the group of genres you'd want to use (e.g., mystery vs. thriller; sci-fi vs. fantasy), you'd need to design a system such that most librarians would agree that this book belongs in this genre. I'd love to hear more from librarians on how the current setup does or doesn't work for them.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2021 on Fiction in the DDC at 025.431: The Dewey blog
Thank you for this feedback, Ann. MAC was scheduled to discuss the paper today, but it's been pushed to tomorrow since we ran out of time. We heard from someone else suggesting a new first indicator value, so that's a good point for us to consider. Regarding specificity of the date, you're absolutely right that any individual Dewey class is unlikely to change much in rapid succession, so I agree that year will be sufficient in most cases. The ISO format we're recommending will allow that, so you might think of the ability to add month and date as a possibility rather than a requirement. Especially for libraries that want to go beyond the year, I anticipate classifiers will make use of macros, Connexion constant data, etc. to fill that in.
Good suggestion, Ann! I suspect it would go at or near 641.46, since it seems accurate to call fermentation a method of chemical preservation. I'll make a note for us to look into this, though I'd encourage you to get in touch if you'd like to get hands on!
We've heard from a few users about the change to how Table numbers are searched, which was not intentional. If you were in the habit of searching without "T2" (etc.), you'll now see that searching 45 or --45 won't return T2--45, for example. You should still be able to find Table notation by specifying the Table, e.g., T2--45, T3B--2. I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "searching with the prime in the number," however. Next week, we intend to have a blog post explaining the new features included in this install, and I'll hope to have an update on this search functionality as well.
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