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

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Buford Carter's Questions & Answers

Trouble finding a video
1 Reply

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Morlee Maynard May 23.

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.


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Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'Trouble finding a video'
"Hi Buford!! By any chance is this the video you are looking for? https://churchlibrarians.ning.com/video/someone-niu-at-the-library-with-hope-ferguson I am so glad you asked this question today. I have just become the leader of my church's…"
May 23
Buford Carter posted a discussion

Trouble finding a video

I am trying to locate a video that involved searching  for a library worker,someone new, but does not have to be a rocket scientist.   This video was available on CLN several years ago.  I've tried searching CLN using different search terms, but none have worked.  Help me find this clip and thanks for your help.See More
May 23
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Smoking Hot Books'
"Just recently I was posting in big letters to stay away from ozone. Now today, I am suggesting trying the Amazon $20 battery operated O3 generator. It's claims only 2 mg per hour ozone production, compared 1000 mg/hr for large units, so I…"
May 18
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Smoking Hot Books'
"Kimberly: In no way was I intending to suggest that ozone be used to remove smoke odors. Google ozone dangers  and leave its use to those trained in its use. Do not try OZONE!"
May 16
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Smoking Hot Books'
"I started to direct you to a site "Things to make and do" that describes a home made ozone generator, but decided you didn't want to work with high volt projects. A google for "smoke removal" gave a pointer…"
May 6
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'ISBN scanner'
"Also have had good luck with $20 Wone Nice model from Amazon. It has been in light use for a couple of years with no problems. in  For $30 you can get a wireless model with a range of 30 (ft. or meters, don't remember). The CueCat…"
Mar 27
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Classification'
"Try this for fun: http://classify.oclc.org/classify2/ Then enter the title and author in the middle column and click the middle search box. You'll get16 groups. I looked at the first two groups. 378.12092 was the most popular for DCC with B…"
Feb 28
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Classifying A Book'
"Is this ISBN 9780310761174 NIV Incredible Creatures and Creations Holy Bible? If so enter the ISBN in Worldcat book search. Seems like the normal classification would apply with some extra description and possibly extra subject headings."
Jan 22
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Library Books in a small library'
"My pastor wants old Bibles and books stored in the library... I would  add any that seemed useful (maybe a bible version not already processed.) Box the rest, label the boxes with the pastor's request, and store in some  out of the…"
Oct 9, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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 8:19pm — 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 8:42pm — 1 Comment

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