Dewey Decimal and Virtual Bookshelf

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Gary Shogren | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 8 2016 8:37 AM

Can Logos add Dewey Decimal numbers to its books, allowing the user to arrange them in thematic order? How about some sort of virtual bookshelf, with books numbered by Dewey, as if you were in a library?

I have thousands of books, and things get buried in my Library.

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 8:55 AM

I'd also appreciate this, but I tend to use LoC classifications rather than Dewey numbers. Given that most books published nowadays have both Dewey and LoC classifications on the title page, I suspect it wouldn't be a major task to include them as part of the tagging of new books (although it would obviously take time to do it on the back catalogue). 


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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 9:34 AM

Since they are certainly tagged with ISBN already within Logos' system, it is just a matter of a database lookup. http://classify.oclc.org/classify2/ lets you poll library databases to get it. Surely there is a way to batch this, if it is a priority.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 10:09 AM

Justin Gatlin:
Since they are certainly tagged with ISBN already within Logos' system, it is just a matter of a database lookup.

i don't see my library tagged with ISBN info in my library

      

Where in our library do you find the ISBN?

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 10:21 AM

It isn't accesible in the software, as far as I know, but you can search the store by ISBN-13: https://www.logos.com/products/search?q=isbn%3A9780802826176 

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 10:23 AM

Thanks for the info!

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Gary Shogren | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 10:41 AM

Hey Greg, yes, LoC would be great too, or instead of Dewey.

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Gary Shogren | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 10:42 AM

Yes, but I don't want to look them all up myself, understandably!

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 10:58 AM

Gary Shogren:

Yes, but I don't want to look them all up myself, understandably!

Absolutely. But since Logos has the information in their system and cross-reference databases exist to find DD from ISBN, it seems like they could just run an operation on their database to create a new column for DD and at the very least push that to users to use for sorting.

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Gary Shogren | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2016 1:44 PM

In an ideal world, absolutely! Let's see what happens.

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