memes and SOP

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    Please excuse the newbie questions here.

    I have been working on a list of what I think are memes in public

    1. charging fines for overdue materials.
    2. requiring a library card in order to check out materials.
    3. arranging materials according to the Dewey Decimal system.
    4. security systems to guard against book theft.

    and I am curious to hear from the more learned on this list as to
    whether or not these do consitute memes and why.

    Another name for each of these in organizational parlance would be
    "standard operating procedure" and I would also be curious to any
    comment on the difference.

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