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One New Thing
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
One New Thing: Why we have a Moys.

Not being a cataloguer, Moys (the classification system for law collections) is something I knew existed but never knew much more about. A colleague mentioned to me a few weeks ago something about it fitting into LC, and today whilst looking at an LC outline I suddenly thought – well LC has law breakdowns, why do we use a Moys?

So after finding this page on the history of Moys, I now know that when Elizabeth Moys developed her law classification system, there was no official published equivalent for law libraries to use. Libraries using Dewey or LC implemented Moys in their law collections because there was a gap in law classification that needed to be filled.

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