Williams Libraries Organization
Williams Libraries use the Library of Congress to organize the general collections in Sawyer and Schow. The Library of Congress comprises of the following elements:
The Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal classifications are universal classification schemes. These are used widely throughout the world. [Countries that use the Dewey Decimal System].
Beyond the universal schemes, there are also National Classification Schemes and Specialized (specific themes) based on type of materials or particular subjects. List of classifications: Source codes for vocabularies, rules and schemes
To counter the hegemony of the Library of Congress Classification System, libraries are developing new methods of organizing their collections and looking at international coordination options