In On Arranging Books by Color (Design Observer), author Rob Giampietro discusses the way we use store and use books. He examines the history of classification and retrieval systems like the Dewey Decimal System and compares it to alternative mechanisms like Pantone color matching. It’s an interesting read full of photographs of book shelves arranged in esthetically-pleasing ways. Giampietro writes: “To rearrange your books is to see them afresh and to investigage yourself in the process. Even if you make a terrible mess, Perec reminds us that ‘Disorder in a library is not serious in itself; it ranks with Which drawer did I put my socks in?‘ … and your sock drawer is probably color-coded already.”
About The Author
Known affectionately as "The Content Wrangler," Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, and on any device. He writes regularly for business and content industry publications, is frequently selected as a featured presenter at content industry events, and served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. Scott's message is clear: Content is a business asset worth managing efficiently and effectively. His firm, The Content Wrangler, exists to help content-heavy organizations adopt the tools, technologies, and techniques they need to connect content to customers.
November 6, 2006
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