Well, that's a little unfair. As I understand it, they were trying to migrate to a new database and something broke badly. Working on that uncovered a number of other problems that have to be resolved as well.
From: William Denton<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sent: ?Sunday?, ?June? ?14?, ?2015 ?11?:?17? ?AM
To: Code for Libraries<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
On 12 June 2015, LeVan,Ralph wrote:
> This is as close to an official statement as I can find:
"We've decided to take Dewey.info offline for the time being. Further
investigation identified architectural improvements that must be implemented
before we can provide future access to this service-even in its experimental
state. There is no current projected date for the return of Dewey.info right
It's a sad thing when OCLC removes access to the popular linked data
representation of its internationally-used proprietary classification
scheme---sad not only that it did it, but that it can at all.
William Denton ? Toronto, Canada ? https://www.miskatonic.org/