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Librarians Abandon Dewey Decimal System in Favor of Netflix Categories

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So,  would YOU enjoy using a library that classifies its books according to Netflix categories instead of a ‘normal’ library classification system like Dewey or Library of Congress?

“There has definitely been some healthy debate as to where some of our books will now live,” said Poleman, recounting a particularly heated debate about whether Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights belonged in the “Romantic Comedy” or “Cerebral Drama” section.

(found via what’s in rebecca’s pocket?)