Williams Libraries Organization
The Williams library uses the Library of Congress to organize the general collections in Sawyer and Schow. The Library of Congress comprises of the following elements:
Library of Congress cataloging practices:
The Library of Congress and 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
Examples from Worldcat:
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
"Rule 4: Every person on the planet must be a citizen of at least one country" Joshua Keating. Invisible Countries.
Change the Subject (2019) is a 54-minute documentary film about a group of Dartmouth students who challenged anti-immigrant language in the Library of Congress subject headings.