Buford Carter
  • Male
  • Oak Ridge, TN
  • United States

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  • Eva Nell Hunter

Buford Carter's Questions & Answers

Classification Help (Kingsbury)
4 Replies

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Susan Glynn Mule' Nov 7, 2017.

Cassette Tapes Withdrawal
3 Replies

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Susan Glynn Mule' Nov 7, 2017.

LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags
6 Replies

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Buford Carter Mar 3, 2017.


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Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Job description'
"The following was a handout at a training session. Don't remember where or when... Church Library Team Duties Church Library Team Leader (Director) Recruiting team members Supervising team Planning Training new workiers and library…"
Jul 9
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Job description'
"1. At the top of this page you will see Search Church Librarians Network.  Enter Job Description and press enter. 2. Try www.fbcmabank.com/wp-content/.../11/10-12-14-LIBRARIAN-Job-Description.pdf 3.…"
Jul 9
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Help with typing old card catalog records -- LONG STORY!!'
"I've typed hundreds of the catalog cards using an obsolete device called , uh, oh, typewriter.  No template needed. Set the tab stops according to the old dusty manual and type away.  But it seems that you plan to use a computer. Good…"
Jul 6
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Church libraries near Plainfield, IL?'
"As usual my replies are just about useless. I'll try again. You mentioned Southern Baptists. They frequently have local (city, county, state) groups called associations (larger areas called Conventions). I'd try Googling baptist…"
Apr 12
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Church libraries near Plainfield, IL?'
"You can click on Members and then Advanced.  This will allow filtering for location (city or state)."
Apr 12
Buford Carter commented on the group 'Concourse Users Group'
"Re: Concourse Filter Tutorial Open up Concourse and click on the Help item. The drop down lists several guides. I think the Users Guide is the best one for use of filters.  Start at Chapter 2 Basic Functionality and read on down through the…"
Feb 21
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'CD Disc Holder(s) for Books on CD'
"You may want to consider using something other than CD for Books on Tape, uh, Books on Disc. Otherwise, the books on disc will get shelved with with music discs. Also consider how you wish to handle  other CD uses (lectures, sermons,…"
Feb 9
Susan Glynn Mule' replied to the discussion 'Cassette Tapes Withdrawal'
"We disposed of them all (as well as VHS tapes) when we reopened in January 2016.  I have had people wanting to donate them, but no one wanting to check them out!"
Nov 7, 2017
Susan Glynn Mule' replied to the discussion 'Classification Help (Kingsbury)'
"I have Kingsbury's books in fiction.  They are novels after all. "
Nov 7, 2017
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Classification Help (Kingsbury)'
"The back of the title page shows the same as the LOC. Since posting the original I think the same problems might apply to young children's books. I suspect that a lot of embellishment to Bible stories occurs. Sometimes, where will the book have…"
Oct 22, 2017
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Classification Help (Kingsbury)'
"Buford, here is something else I found. Published by LifeWay Press® ©2015 by Karen Kingsbury The Friends of Jesus ©2015 by Karen Kingsbury. Published by Howard Books; A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.; Brentwood, Tennessee…"
Oct 22, 2017
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Classification Help (Kingsbury)'
"I checked in to this a little bit and found it very confusing without actually having the book to examine.  The Library of Congress assigned DD number 232.9/5.  I also checked on Amazon and saw where an editorial review referred to the…"
Oct 22, 2017
Buford Carter posted a discussion

Classification Help (Kingsbury)

I classified Friends of Christ by Karen Kingsbury following the CIP as 232.9, which seemed OK to me. I got called on this, and shown the introduction where it is clearly shown that this is fiction. Checking Classify.occl.org, I find 948 libraries also choose 232.9, with no other number chosen. Has anybody chosen fiction? Putting it in NF seems to go against what I have been told to do, unless I use the rule that a book with two subjects should use the predominate subject.  Maybe my choice should be what the Library Director likes. Any comments?See More
Oct 22, 2017
Buford Carter posted a discussion

Cassette Tapes Withdrawal

I been withdrawing cassette tapes and hope to get rid of all of them. Our library director would like to keep some, especially some of our services. We have lots of our services on cassette that have not been cataloged -- I'm not concerned with those.I'd like to hear what other church libraries are doing about cassettes. I could suggest copying to CDs but that could mean lots of work.  Doing a copy to Mp3-CD is another option, but adds a bit more work.Note: Our current services are on CDs, but not cataloged. Only the recent CDs receive light circulation.And yes, we have slide projectors, video cassettes, film strips, overhead projectors, card files, etc. Hard to part with our old friends.See More
Sep 17, 2017

Buford Carter's Ideas

Improve Circuation

I found the 10th post at



Posted on July 25, 2015 at 3:49pm

The LibraryThing adds TinyCat

The LibraryThing is adding an OPAC feature for small libraries. Check the announcement at:


Posted on June 26, 2015 at 4:30pm

The LibraryThing

The Library Thing now support lending aka circulation.


Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

Reorganizing Children's Non-fiction : A Dewey Hybrid Model

I came across an article in the ALSC blog on how one library has reorganized the shelving of Children's non-fiction book. Their idea is to select a small number of subjects and file books within those headings in Dewey order.

View:  http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2013/05/reorganizing-non-fiction-a-dewey-hybrid-model/

ALSC=Association for Library Service for…


Posted on October 18, 2014 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

To Read is to Fly

In my wanderings in the web I came across a blog by photographer Steve McCurry that I found to be an interesting combination of great photographs with quotations that relate to readers.


Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

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