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Build the Open Shelves Classification

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I hereby invite you to join the Open Shelves Classification (OSC), a free, "humble," modern, open-source, crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey Decimal System.

Much of the work here is being done on the Open Shelves Classification Wiki, a sub-wiki of the LibraryThing Wiki.

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Add a LT field for a classification other than DDC or LC?? 4MarthaJeanne, February 2015ignore
Architecture and classification 4BredPit, December 2013ignore
Lunaphiles' Classification System 6lunaphiles, November 2011ignore
1. Lunaphiles the Great 23lunaphiles, November 2011ignore
Results? 23aulsmith, August 2011ignore
Economics 24Carnophile, October 2010ignore
Schedule 29AnnaClaire, September 2010ignore
Disciplinary Panel 7lunaphiles, September 2010ignore
Abandoning the classification project 3lunaphiles, September 2010ignore
lunaphiles OSCproject membership sign-up thread 1lunaphiles, September 2010ignore
OSC: Administration 5lunaphiles, September 2010ignore
Classification renderings for consideration 12andyl, September 2010ignore
Copyright and classification 26lunaphiles, September 2010ignore
DDC: Critiques 1lunaphiles, September 2010ignore
BISAC: Critique 2lunaphiles, September 2010ignore
Top-level categories 305lorax, September 2010ignore
Raise your hand if you're a librarian 103sqdancer, August 2010ignore
Crafts & Hobbies 4m4marya, April 2010ignore
An immodest proposal, or the first target 19AnnaClaire, March 2010ignore
Computers 16KingRat, March 2010ignore
Dissertations 3vpfluke, February 2010ignore
Travel & Geography 6otylya, November 2009ignore
Autobiography vs Memoir 6sueone, October 2009ignore
Music 45yue, September 2009ignore
Paranormal & Occult 5inkwender, September 2009ignore
Design 12yue, September 2009ignore
Atlases, Books of quotations etc. 12nautilus_library, July 2009ignore
Open shelves? 17TheIronRose, July 2009ignore
How should the optional facet be used? 15TheIronRose, July 2009ignore
Linguistics and Languages Top Level Category 2polutropon, June 2009ignore
OSC gets leaders: Welcome David and Laena 8quyet, June 2009ignore
Art -> Art and Design 22quyet, June 2009ignore
Shelf-order: How important is that to you? 20oldfolkgc, May 2009ignore
Archaeology? 16oldfolkgc, May 2009ignore
History 77Munchkinguy, May 2009ignore
Religion 110Nicole_VanK, May 2009ignore
How Dewey works 20vpfluke, May 2009ignore
..... Tomorrow, the World! 2ClassifyThis, May 2009ignore
Art 59abbottthomas, May 2009ignore
Proposed Lower Levels 24DeusExLibrus, April 2009ignore
Things That Don't Fit in the Current Top-Level Model 41Munchkinguy, April 2009ignore
Film & Television 40comfypants, April 2009ignore
A LITERATURE top-level... do we need it? 107comfypants, April 2009ignore
Anthropology& Sociology 5comfypants, April 2009ignore
Performing Arts 7comfypants, April 2009ignore
General Knowledge 6sqdancer, April 2009ignore
Biography & Autobiography 55Halieus, April 2009ignore
Science 34vpfluke, April 2009ignore
Fiction 49vpfluke, April 2009ignore
More Leaders Needed! 5cyderry, April 2009ignore
What is this? 8imbibo, April 2009ignore
Agriculture 6ElijahMeeks, April 2009ignore
Humor 18abbottthomas, March 2009ignore
Politics & Government 3conners, March 2009ignore
Sports & Recreation 11conners, March 2009ignore
Poetry 8conners, March 2009ignore
Philosophy 16conners, March 2009ignore
Mathematics 11conners, March 2009ignore
Career 3conners, March 2009ignore
Food & Drink 10conners, March 2009ignore
Literary Criticism 6conners, March 2009ignore
Business 6conners, March 2009ignore
Pets 32conners, March 2009ignore
Antiques & Collectibles 7conners, March 2009ignore
Languages & Linguistics 12conners, March 2009ignore
Self-Help 10conners, March 2009ignore
Issue with Pets and Science as top level categories. 8conners, March 2009ignore
Law 10conners, March 2009ignore
Gardening 5conners, March 2009ignore
Findability vs. Accuracy 10conners, March 2009ignore
Wiki Edits 10conners, March 2009ignore
OSC Process 38conners, March 2009ignore
Category analysis 6astherest, February 2009ignore
Family & Relationships 5astherest, February 2009ignore
Health & Fitness 5jlelliott, February 2009ignore
Guidelines for Second-Level Categories 1ssd7, February 2009ignore
Architecture 9Nicole_VanK, February 2009ignore
Politics, Political Science, Current Events 19laena, February 2009ignore
Fiction and poetry 41laena, February 2009ignore
Art, architecture 74laena, February 2009ignore
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir 41laena, February 2009ignore
Education 1laena, February 2009ignore
House & Home 1laena, February 2009ignore
Psychology 1laena, February 2009ignore
Technology & Engineering 1laena, February 2009ignore
True Crime 1laena, February 2009ignore
OSC Testing begins... 312laena, February 2009ignore
Bogus books 20IaaS, February 2009ignore
Searching top-level categories on public library catalogues - Vent your frustration! 1winniek1, February 2009ignore
OSC Testing Begins ... (#2) 207cmbohn, February 2009ignore
What about nature? 20laena, February 2009ignore
Extrapolating classification from work tags 7laena, February 2009ignore
What about Children's books? 17laena, February 2009ignore
Test results? 5andyl, February 2009ignore
Science and Technology top-levels 10laena, February 2009ignore
A proposed outline for fiction 71laena, February 2009ignore
What are the limits of "Comics"? 41Alixtii, February 2009ignore
Intended readership 4KingRat, January 2009ignore
Journalism category? 4pwaak, January 2009ignore

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