Ok, full disclosure that I am using this as a way to gather input for my own use. At the Addison Public Library, we’re discussing ways to make the library more user-friendly. One of the topics is how to make the nonfiction collections more browse-able. We have just under 21,000 nonfiction items in children and about 36,000 nonfiction items in adult.
I know that ditching Dewey has been around for the past 8-10 years so I’m really interested in how well (or poorly) that’s turned out for libraries that have adopted a new or revised classification system.
Is anyone using a word-based or Dewey-hybrid system that they really like? Has this lead to a higher circulation of nonfiction items over time?