Gene Cahall
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  • Columbus, OH
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Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Comparing software'
"Kathryn, I'm attaching an I wrote for another library forum about our process for selecting software. I evaluated Concourse, ResourceMate and Surpass and selected Concourse. Since the priorities & requirements for each library may vary, I…"
Mar 16, 2012
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Question about cataloging commentaries'
"I catalog individual commentaries by the Bible book or the first book (e.g. 1 & 2 Cor.). However, I catalog a series (Barclay, Mastering the Old Test, etc.) as a series so the full set is together, using Vol-01, Vol-02, etc. as an extra Dewey…"
Mar 5, 2012
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'DVD curriculum: your recommendations?'
"We purchase these kits only as requested by a specific group. We also store them seperately from our self-service library to avoid loss of individual DVD's. I would caution that you read the church agreements on the Financial Peace University…"
Nov 21, 2011
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'What sites do you use for downloading cataloging?'
"I also use Concourse/eZcat. We completely recataloged our library withing the last two years and have added books since then. I find 90-95% of my books in Library of Congress, OhioLink, Access Pennsylvania, Central Baptist-Decatur, Champion Forest…"
Sep 23, 2011
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Collection Development'
"We're primarily using Amazon for purchases.  They offer good prices and free shipping for orders over $25.  We also order some materials from Warner Press (Church of God, Anderson, IN publisher).  With our Concourse system,…"
Jun 28, 2011
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'What is the best clear adhesive to cover white labels?'
"We purchase most of our supplies from Highsmith (http://www.highsmith.com/library-supplies-20599251/) including Spine Label Protectors, Item # H16160. We use these for both the barcode labels and the spine labels. The primary supplies we obtain from…"
Nov 24, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Withdrawing books from the collection'
"Janet, I'm sure you could use the Location Code for other purposes, if that would help. Gene"
Nov 10, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Withdrawing books from the collection'
"I've set up a similar process to Sandra's with a different way to flag the weeded items. I defined a Location code as "Removed". When an item is weeded, a quick change to the Location code not only flags the item for later…"
Nov 9, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Need help cataloging books'
"Here's another resource I used a lot while recataloging our entire collection to Dewey: "A Classification System for Church Libraries, Revised Edition, Based on the Dewey Decimal Classification System". It is availble through Lifeway…"
Oct 20, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Need help cataloging books'
"Here's a helpful site for cataloging: http://classify.oclc.org/classify2/ You can look up at item, and it tells you where other libraries have placed it. It was published a few months ago in (I believe) the CSLA library association website."
Oct 19, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'FYI - Library software recommended by CSLA'
"I researched Concourse (Book Systems), ResourceMate (Jaywill), and Surpass systems carefully last year, including about 70 hours of demo time among these. I decided Concourse was the best, ordered it, and have been very pleased with the decision now…"
Aug 14, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Hard Copy Catalog'
"I agree with the others responding and also celebrated being able to dump the "card" catalog. It was far out of date and by author only. With our automated catalog, entering a single "keyword" can relate to an author, title,…"
Aug 14, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Is your catalog accessible via the Internet for your patrons?'
"Yes, that's how the Mediagraphy works...When searching for items, the user can check the box on the left, add the item to the Mediagraphy, do additional searches, then finally print the selected lists. I find this very useful when doing…"
Aug 14, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Book classification'
"We reclassified our 4,000+ collection from a manual set of general topics to Dewey as we loaded Concourse last year. One site that I found very helpful is http://classify.oclc.org/classify2/. This can show where other libraries have classified an…"
Aug 13, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Is your catalog accessible via the Internet for your patrons?'
"We purchased the WebOPAC module with our Concourse software. It provides a very easy to use and comprehensive catalog with searches by author, title, keyword, and/or subject. I don't have any problem with the catalog being available to anyone…"
Aug 13, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Laura, I would really recommend you look at existing church library software. While you may be able to build something in an open source software, consider what's already built with the multiple databases (catalog, circulation, patrons, etc.)…"
Jul 6, 2010

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