Why Dewey's Decimal System is prejudiced
Steven writes "Why Dewey's Decimal System is prejudiced is a short piece that argues The DDC's aging value system shows the pernicious influence of reality. It says This highlights two ways our taxonomies are changing now that we're shaking off the physical and moving to the electronic. First, the physical world is so hard to change that a taxonomy that's offensive in its inherent values â€” and all taxonomies have values baked into them â€” may be worth maintaining simply because no taxonomy is worse than an offensive taxonomy. Second, the most important job of the new generation of librarians is to build into information objects sufficient metadata that any organization can create its own taxonomy."