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Dropping Dewey Decimal

A public library in Arizona is the first in the nation to abandon the Dewey Decimal system.

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They've replaced it with something humans can actually browse. One of the librarians points out something we've all know for years: "People think of books by subject. Very few people say, 'Oh, I know Dewey by heart.'"

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