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 classification system based on accession numbers and subject headings. I am planning on converting our system to Dewey. Until then, the resources are shelved according to audience (Children, Youth, Adult), media type (video, book), and then by title.
Has anyone re-classified their library? Do you have any tips on how to do this? I am mostly confused about how to shelve some items that are Dewey and some that are not while the re-classification is in progress.
Does your library have a Youth section or do you think these resources should be mixed in with the Adult section because of resources that cross this boundary? If you shelve them together, do you use spine labels to designate resources specified for use with Youth?
Thank you so much for any advice!