A short post for a short link. I’ve discovered Library Link of the Day, a site that “provides you a daily link for keeping up to date with the library profession. Destinations include the latest library news, good reads on the web, and other valuable resources that a library knowledge worker should know about……It is a way for busy librarians and library fans of all kinds to review items of interest that they may not have heard about otherwise.”
Set up an RSS feed and enjoy the spontaneity!
Today’s link is about a new, simpler categorisation system to help users find non-fiction rather than Dewey, called BISAC. BISAC created by the Book Industry Study Group is “an alphabetical list of categories ranging from Antiques and Collectibles to True Crime.” It is designed to make finding things easier and more non-threatening to library users. Apparently a survey done in the library that has adopted this system, Maricopa County Library District in Arizona, found that over 68% of users found the catalogue hard to understand.
I guess people do just want a much more bookstore-like presentation of material.