Alex Kyrios

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Editor, Dewey Decimal Classification


OCLC (at Library of Congress)



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Alex Kyrios is an Editor of the Dewey Decimal Classification, employed by OCLC and working out of the Library of Congress. He’s responsible for updating and maintaining the world’s most widely used library classification system, and for exploring new uses of the system, such as in linked data. He’s also overseeing the editing and publication of the latest Spanish translation of the system.

Kyrios was a cataloger at the University of Idaho and the Folger Shakespeare Library before returning to the Dewey team, having served as an intern there shortly after graduating SILS.

In addition to feeling grateful to his cataloging instructors at SILS—Kristina Spurgin, Erin Stalberg, and Jacquie Samples—Kyrios appreciated the time and support given to SILS students for getting real work experience during the program. While a student, he classified over a thousand books in the holdings of a Hillsborough nonprofit under the Dewey system.