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Old 05-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Tags vs Dewey Decimal vs Library of Congress Classification

I've got a decent sized library (2000+ books) and I used to have them stored in a complex directory hierarchy according to dewey decimal. (Don't worry, I'm not going to ask if I can get Calibre to use that hierarchy internally!)

Now I am going through my books and tagging them. I've started to use more and more heirarchical tags, but I've been making them up as I go.

Then it hit me...why not use the DD or LCC system as my tagging system. Or maybe in addition to my personal tags.

Is this a reasonable thing to do? Have others done this? Does anyone have a file with the set of tags already created that I can import?

Thanks for any guidance in this area.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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I've got a decent sized library (2000+ books) and I used to have them stored in a complex directory hierarchy according to dewey decimal. (Don't worry, I'm not going to ask if I can get Calibre to use that hierarchy internally!)

Now I am going through my books and tagging them. I've started to use more and more heirarchical tags, but I've been making them up as I go.

Then it hit me...why not use the DD or LCC system as my tagging system. Or maybe in addition to my personal tags.

Is this a reasonable thing to do? Have others done this? Does anyone have a file with the set of tags already created that I can import?

Thanks for any guidance in this area.
I have been haunting this group for about 2 years and I can count on 1 hand the number of posts on the Dewey.
What ever makes you happy.

Since Dewey is a single value, you might want to make a custom column , making it easier to use without having to pry it out of a tag
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