RE: [Videolib] Library catalog system owner sues book-based New

Eileen Simmons (ESimmons@ci.everett.wa.us)
Wed, 24 Sep 2003 13:21:27 -0700

Assistant Director/Head of Reference
Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
425.257.8022

Do libraries pay to use the Dewey Decimal System?

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This got me curious, so I asked our Tech Services head. She said that when
you buy a copy of the DDC, you are buying a "license" to use the system.
This is OCLC's description, I believe. Seems as if this hotel just needs to
buy a set of Dewey and it could number away as it pleases.

Eileen Simmons
Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
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