Laura Dallas
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Changing Classification Systems
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I am new to this ning network and to my job as a church librarian, although I have worked in public libraries for several years. Our library has been classified according to a staff-created…Continue

Tags: shelving, audience, youth, classification

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Sandra Fitts Jul 9, 2010.

 

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Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'Are there any other viable options besides OverDrive for e-books?'
"This is what we offer in our library. I have let it go for the past several months as I've been busy with other things. You can read all about our Kindle eBook lending program here: http://nccumc.org/mediacenter/kindle-ebooks/"
Jun 24, 2014
Laura Dallas commented on the group 'North Carolina Church Libraries'
"Hi Christina, My 3,000 volume library is currently in the process of transitioning to Evergreen open source software. It takes an adept IT person to set it up, but now that it is set-up, I am loving the features and functionality. It is highly…"
Jun 6, 2012
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Dec 13, 2011
Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'How do we ??'
"Rita, What software do you use to allow patron accounts (renewals, reserves) online? Does anyone know of a free or cheap application or software that will do this with currently existing software?  I like our current software, but the online…"
Sep 7, 2011
Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'weeding'
"An important lesson I learned in library school is that a library's collection should reflect what the needs of its users. If a book has not been borrowed in five years, there is probably not a need for it in your congregation, but you could…"
Aug 12, 2010
Sandra Fitts replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Laura, you have received some great responses to your questions. You are right in looking at the features and functionality of the different automation systems. We, too, use Concourse by Book Systems and I feel that the company is very thorough in…"
Jul 9, 2010
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Hi Laura, Just heard back from my contact at college, (Nel Yang, Santa Ana College) - RDA implementation will only affect the description part of the cataloging record, not including the classification schemes, Dewey or LC, so go ahead and begin…"
Jul 6, 2010
Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Hi Gene, Thanks for the advice. The open source ILS systems I mentioned do not need to be built. They have already been designed and are continuously improved as they are used; however, they do provide a wide degree of flexibility which I prefer. I…"
Jul 6, 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
Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Hi Joanne, I learned some about RDA in library school, and I appreciate you bringing it up as I look at the trusty AACR2 on my desk. I imagine that just like most everything else in the library world, it will take quite some time before all…"
Jul 6, 2010
Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Thanks, Eva. That is one book I had not come across, so thanks for suggesting it. I think I am going to mix in Youth materials with Adult materials but still designate Youth materials with the call number or a spine label. It just seems that it will…"
Jul 6, 2010
Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Hi Gene, Your situation sounds very similar to mine, and I may end up doing it that way. I estimated it would take several months as well. We have over 2500 items, and I work 30 hours a week, but I will have the business of the library to keep as…"
Jul 6, 2010
Laura Dallas replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Hi Annie, That is a great idea and I may end up just doing that. I am not married to Fred Dallas so there must be more than one Laura Dallas, although Dallas is my married name. :)"
Jul 6, 2010
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Laura, Before you jump in, you might want to know that the library world will be shifting from AACR to something new called RDA - Resource Description and Access. I don't know very much about this yet, and I'm not sure how it will affect…"
Jul 4, 2010
Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"Laura, you have gotten some very good suggestions from Annie and Gene. I congratulate you in deciding to take the step to convert to Dewey. I would certainly recommend that this is a great time to begin automation. It will be much easier and quicker…"
Jul 3, 2010
Gene Cahall replied to the discussion 'Changing Classification Systems'
"I'm also new to this network and only started working with our library about two years ago when I retired from banking systems work. We (my wife and I) just reclassified our library from a totally manual classification system (very subjective…"
Jul 3, 2010

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At 9:08am on July 2, 2010, Morlee Maynard said…
THANKS, Laura! Enjoy your times on the CLN!!
At 11:54am on July 1, 2010, Morlee Maynard said…
Welcome to the CLN!! Morlee
 
 
 

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