Fwd: Re: Classification Project: First Pass at Areas

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Tue Sep 27 19:17:16 EDT 2005

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com>
> Subject: Re: Classification Project: First Pass at Areas
> Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:10:34 -0700
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> On Sep 27, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Printmat at aol.com wrote:
>> The first because fiction is fiction, and the division of novels
>> vs. short stories would seem to be by length rather than subject.
> So your suggestion is to combine short stories and novels, as opposed
> to short stories, novels, plays, etc.
> By the way, in my own library I separate short stories from novels
> specifically because of differences in length: Sometimes I want some
> short reads! The goal here is usefulness to the collector.
>> Also it would split some authors' fictional works, like Tolstoy's,
>> into separate categories (unnecessarily, as I see it).
> I don't see a problem of having a work appear in more than one
> category. As to not splitting an author's work, this new index does
> not replace either the title searches nor the author search: folks
> wanting to know all of Tolstoy can (1) go to the Tolstoy page by
> using the author search index; (2) click the link on any Tolstoy work
> to go to the author's page; or (3) use Toledano.
> What am I missing?
> (God, but I love a good  taxonomy battle!  :-D  )
> Scot Kamins
> ........................

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