Re: Dewey class videos
Tue, 7 Nov 1995 12:27:02 -0600 (CST)

> I am going to try and convince my administration that we should begin
> shelving our videos in Dewey Decimal Order. Currently we are using the very
> unweilding alphabetical order by title system. Does anyone have any arguements
> for using Dewey or know of any articles on the subject?
> Thanks in advance
> Joel Jones
> Kansas City Public Library

We've used Dewey from the outset in the Media Center and now have a collection
of approximately 7,000 half-inch VHS tapes and 600 laserdiscs. To distinguish
these formats we simply add the abbreviations "vhs" or "ld" to the Cutter.I'm
unaware of any problems or difficulties with the use of Dewey for our video
collection and would rather not even contemplate what it would be like to have
our collection arranged alphabetically by title!!!

Stephen P. Marek                    Internet:
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Northwestern University Library     Fax:      (708)491-8306
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