Buford Carter
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  • Oak Ridge, TN
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Cassette Tapes Withdrawal

Started on Sunday

LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags
6 Replies

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

Cheap Barcode Scanners

Started Sep 16, 2015

 

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Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Small Church Library Software on a Mac'
"Oh yes, labels. After writing my reply, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of the fact that I didn't mention labels. What i have to say about LT and  labels will probably make up your mind to not use LT. As I mentioned in my…"
Jun 1
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Small Church Library Software on a Mac'
"I'd like to add some comments about LibraryThing.  I haven't used it in a church setting but I have in a retirement  home setting. (No circulation records kept.)  1. LibraryThing is internet based. You can access your…"
May 30
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags'
"Bar code readers that I have used all acted like a key board. Any thing read appears where ever the cursor is located, as if it had been entered on the keyboard. A slight difference is the reader may add to what was read, for example a tab or enter…"
Mar 3
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags'
"Actually, when I used the word "imput," I meant after you scan the bar code on the book, how do you put it onto my computer screen into LT?  Sorry, I just don't know anything about how scanners work."
Mar 3
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags'
"Guess I was over selling a bar code reader. It won't import to  LibraryThing, but it is useful when adding an item. Scan the bar code into the "Add Books" search field instead of typing the title. Also, works with WorldCat. Note…"
Mar 3
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags'
"I'm interested in knowing more about how the scanner imports to LT.  Where would I get this information?"
Mar 2
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags'
"Thanks for the reply. I have a $20 bar code reader from Amazon. If you don't have a reader, this is a real buy. Works like the multi-hundred $ scanner you see at the public library. Even if you are not bar coding your items, it saves time…"
Mar 2
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags'
"I use LibraryThing for our church library and just love it.  Even though it's called "Tags," I use that space for my DD subject headings.  It works beautifully.  I have  linked LibraryThing to our church web site…"
Mar 2
Buford Carter posted a discussion

LibraryThing, TinyCat, Subjects, Tags

Q1: Anyone using TinyCat or LibraryThing?Q2: Anyone using Tags instead of (or in addition to) Subjects?Ref: https://journals.ala.org/index.php/lrts/article/view/5281/6428Admission: I have read only parts of the reference.I am  an inmate, oops, resident of an independent living community and used this experience to use LibraryThing to catalog their collection (<2000) of books, DVDs.  This has been my first exposure to the use of tags. Tags seem to work fine for a small collection.  Using tags might lead to quicker training for Church librarians.See More
Mar 2
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'magazines'
"We don't circulate periodicals, but here are some suggestions if you are using Concourse. They are untried so I suggest you test  them carefully. Setup: First, I would add Material and Report class for Periodical. (And circulation type if…"
Feb 3
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'jellyfish display'
"I don't know how to make jellyfish--but you might try to contact the person that posted the photos. Display the photos (click photos on red line above). Find the jellyfish photo and click on send message. You will have to add the photo poster…"
Jan 22
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Do I have a problem or what!'
"Back up is a good suggestion. Concourse has built-in back up. It should be done at the end of the each day's activity. I make backups to two flash drives that are kept off-site at different locations."
Jan 6
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Do I have a problem or what!'
"The times I've rebuilt the indexes have taken very little time. I don't know if rebuilding will solve the problem--just a hunch. Rebuilding has never caused me any problems."
Dec 7, 2016
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Do I have a problem or what!'
"I assume you are using Concourse. If so, you might try the following. Open Concourse, but don't log in. Click File > Mantenance > Rebuild Patron Index Repeat Rebuild Circulation Index This might fix the problem. If not, you could…"
Dec 6, 2016
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Looking for a DD number'
"I looked at Worldcat.org and checked several libraries (public, the universities seem to use LC instead of DD.) I found: 296.12 for the 1929 edition 229.9 and 232.962 for the 1975 edition Nashville Public Library used these subjects: Apocryphal…"
Dec 2, 2016
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Bible Cutter numbers?'
"I googled "library bible cutter". The item I looked at suggested basing the cutter number on the publisher, version, etc since the dewey number identifies Bible, old or new testament or book. I don't use cutters, so all our bibles…"
Nov 3, 2016

Buford Carter's Ideas

Improve Circuation

I found the 10th post at

https://www.librarything.com/topic/19947#

interesting

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:

http://blog.librarything.com/main/2015/06/introducing-tinycat/

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 4:30pm

The LibraryThing

The Library Thing now support lending aka circulation.

librarything.com

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…

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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.

http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/to-fly/

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

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