This is a seminal moment for librarianship. For 134 years, geeky men with acne and prematurely aged women in spectacles have quietly gone about cataloguing books according to the principles of Melvil Dewey, largely ignored by the rest of us. But now rock legend Keith Richards has admitted to a passion for librarianship, and a failed attempt to apply the Dewey system to his own large private library.What next? Jagger and differential calculus? Lady Gaga and botanical taxonomy?
06 April 2010
Lost among the stacks
Keef and the Dewey Decimal System. Now there's an association you never thought of. The Guardian reports: