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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TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Add a LT field for a classification other than DDC or LC??4 unread / 4MarthaJeanne, February 2015
Architecture and classification4 unread / 4BredPit, December 2013
Lunaphiles' Classification System6 unread / 6lunaphiles, November 2011
1. Lunaphiles the Great23 unread / 23lunaphiles, November 2011
Results?23 unread / 23aulsmith, August 2011
Economics24 unread / 24Carnophile, October 2010
Schedule29 unread / 29AnnaClaire, September 2010
Disciplinary Panel7 unread / 7lunaphiles, September 2010
Abandoning the classification project3 unread / 3lunaphiles, September 2010
lunaphiles OSCproject membership sign-up thread1 unread / 1lunaphiles, September 2010
OSC: Administration5 unread / 5lunaphiles, September 2010
Classification renderings for consideration12 unread / 12andyl, September 2010
Copyright and classification26 unread / 26lunaphiles, September 2010
DDC: Critiques1 unread / 1lunaphiles, September 2010
BISAC: Critique2 unread / 2lunaphiles, September 2010
Top-level categories305 unread / 305lorax, September 2010
Raise your hand if you're a librarian104 unread / 104sqdancer, August 2010
Crafts & Hobbies5 unread / 5m4marya, April 2010
An immodest proposal, or the first target19 unread / 19AnnaClaire, March 2010
Computers16 unread / 16KingRat, March 2010
Dissertations3 unread / 3vpfluke, February 2010
Travel & Geography6 unread / 6otylya, November 2009
Autobiography vs Memoir6 unread / 6sueone, October 2009
Music45 unread / 45yue, September 2009
Paranormal & Occult5 unread / 5inkwender, September 2009
Design14 unread / 14yue, September 2009
Atlases, Books of quotations etc.12 unread / 12nautilus_library, July 2009
Open shelves?17 unread / 17TheIronRose, July 2009
How should the optional facet be used?15 unread / 15TheIronRose, July 2009
Linguistics and Languages Top Level Category2 unread / 2polutropon, June 2009
OSC gets leaders: Welcome David and Laena8 unread / 8quyet, June 2009
Art -> Art and Design24 unread / 24quyet, June 2009
Shelf-order: How important is that to you?20 unread / 20oldfolkgc, May 2009
Archaeology?16 unread / 16oldfolkgc, May 2009
History78 unread / 78Munchkinguy, May 2009
Religion111 unread / 111Nicole_VanK, May 2009
How Dewey works20 unread / 20vpfluke, May 2009
..... Tomorrow, the World!2 unread / 2ClassifyThis, May 2009
Art59 unread / 59abbottthomas, May 2009
Proposed Lower Levels24 unread / 24DeusExLibrus, April 2009
Things That Don't Fit in the Current Top-Level Model41 unread / 41Munchkinguy, April 2009
Film & Television40 unread / 40comfypants, April 2009
A LITERATURE top-level... do we need it?108 unread / 108comfypants, April 2009
Anthropology& Sociology5 unread / 5comfypants, April 2009
Performing Arts7 unread / 7comfypants, April 2009
General Knowledge6 unread / 6sqdancer, April 2009
Biography & Autobiography55 unread / 55Halieus, April 2009
Science35 unread / 35vpfluke, April 2009
Fiction49 unread / 49vpfluke, April 2009
More Leaders Needed!6 unread / 6cyderry, April 2009
What is this?8 unread / 8imbibo, April 2009
Agriculture6 unread / 6ElijahMeeks, April 2009
Humor18 unread / 18abbottthomas, March 2009
Politics & Government3 unread / 3conners, March 2009
Sports & Recreation11 unread / 11conners, March 2009
Poetry8 unread / 8conners, March 2009
Philosophy16 unread / 16conners, March 2009
Mathematics11 unread / 11conners, March 2009
Career3 unread / 3conners, March 2009
Food & Drink10 unread / 10conners, March 2009
Literary Criticism6 unread / 6conners, March 2009
Business6 unread / 6conners, March 2009
Pets34 unread / 34conners, March 2009
Antiques & Collectibles10 unread / 10conners, March 2009
Languages & Linguistics13 unread / 13conners, March 2009
Self-Help10 unread / 10conners, March 2009
Issue with Pets and Science as top level categories.10 unread / 10conners, March 2009
Law10 unread / 10conners, March 2009
Gardening5 unread / 5conners, March 2009
Findability vs. Accuracy15 unread / 15conners, March 2009
Wiki Edits10 unread / 10conners, March 2009
OSC Process43 unread / 43conners, March 2009
Category analysis6 unread / 6astherest, February 2009
Family & Relationships5 unread / 5astherest, February 2009
Health & Fitness5 unread / 5jlelliott, February 2009
Guidelines for Second-Level Categories1 unread / 1ssd7, February 2009
Architecture9 unread / 9Nicole_VanK, February 2009
Politics, Political Science, Current Events19 unread / 19laena, February 2009
Fiction and poetry42 unread / 42laena, February 2009
Art, architecture81 unread / 81laena, February 2009
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir41 unread / 41laena, February 2009
Education1 unread / 1laena, February 2009
House & Home1 unread / 1laena, February 2009
Pets1 unread / 1laena, February 2009
Psychology1 unread / 1laena, February 2009
Technology & Engineering1 unread / 1laena, February 2009
True Crime1 unread / 1laena, February 2009
OSC Testing begins...312 unread / 312laena, February 2009
Bogus books20 unread / 20IaaS, February 2009
Searching top-level categories on public library catalogues - Vent your frustration!1 unread / 1winniek1, February 2009
OSC Testing Begins ... (#2)210 unread / 210cmbohn, February 2009
What about nature?20 unread / 20laena, February 2009
Extrapolating classification from work tags7 unread / 7laena, February 2009
What about Children's books?18 unread / 18laena, February 2009
Test results?6 unread / 6andyl, February 2009
Science and Technology top-levels10 unread / 10laena, February 2009
A proposed outline for fiction71 unread / 71laena, February 2009
What are the limits of "Comics"?44 unread / 44Alixtii, February 2009
Intended readership4 unread / 4KingRat, January 2009
Journalism category?4 unread / 4pwaak, January 2009
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