02/03/15 10:00am
02/03/2015 10:00 AM
Poppy Johnson has spent the past 18 months reorganizing books by topic. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Poppy Johnson has spent the past 18 months reorganizing books by topic. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

As the most widely used library classification scheme in the world, the Dewey Decimal System has reigned supreme since New Yorker Melvil Dewey created it in 1876.

Now, 139 years later, libraries across the country — including a couple in our own backyard — are beginning to retire the long-revered system, instead focusing on creating what they feel is a more user-friendly option.  (more…)