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

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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.


Buford Carter's Page

Latest Activity

Buford Carter replied to the discussion '248 vs 305 or 306 - where do you put the family/individual person/books'
"I expanded 306.8 from the big Dewey."
Aug 16
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Scanner for ISBN etc.'
"Several years ago I bought from Amazon a WonNice USB hand held wired barcode reader for about $20. Works great with no  problems. Amazon still has WonNice available.  They also have a number of other scanners available including a WonNice…"
Aug 16
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Duplicating book covers'
"See https://www.sidebarsaturdays.com/2017/09/30/httpswp-mep7vddb-w5/ for more information. Short answer: Yes they are, but most authors like to have them copied and the probability of a law suit is almost zero."
Jul 31
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'How to Label DVDs ?'
"I sure you have the answer you want, but if you ir you want to label the DVD disc itself, don't use adhesive labels. (You risk throwing the disc off balance and causing playback problems.) I suggest using that good old Sharpie ink pen on the…"
Jul 31
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

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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