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I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.
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Most local libraries seem to put the first 3 letters of the title on the visible spine so they are shelved alphabetically by title.  I plan to do this, but also think that I need to establish broad…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Jean Anthony Sep 10.

 

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Jean Anthony replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"I probably should know this...  but what is OPAC?"
Sep 10
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"We had stickers made for each subject area and put them on the spine. The DVD's are cataloged for our OPAC by title, subject, author, series, etc. and given a number. The  DVD's are on the shelf numerically and you get the number…"
Sep 10
Jean Anthony replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"Thanks for your response!  I'm not clear on how you do this, tho.  How do you identify the subject area on the DVD spine?  Are they alphabetically by title within the broad subject area or is the entire collection Alphabetically…"
Sep 10
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"We organize our DVD collection by the following subject areas: BIBLE, THEOLOGY AND THE CHURCH CHRISTIAN HUMOR CHRISTIAN LIFE CHRISTIAN MOVIES COUNSELING CREATION AND SCIENCE CULTS FAMILY MOVIES FINANCES HOLIDAYS (CHRISTMAS, EASTER, INDEPENDENCE DAY,…"
Sep 10
Lee Smith replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"We dont shelve ours by the DD number. The first line on the spine label is the DVD number like DVD100, DVD101 etc. Second line is the DD mostly we use F for Fiction, B for Biography, CE or whatever the appropriate DD is. Third line is the first…"
Sep 8
Jean Anthony replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"As you think through putting DVD's in groups, what groups do you envision??  "
Aug 31
Jean Anthony replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"Thanks!  That sounds like a very workable system!"
Aug 31
Debbie Lester replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"I think having categories like you suggested would be helpful, especially if you have a large selection of DVDs.  In my past church we put the first 3 letters of the title on the spine of the DVD case and organized it alphabetically.  I…"
Aug 31
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"Jean, yes I do assign DD numbers to everything except movies and music.  This would include bible studies, commentaries, speakers, sermons, someone reading the bible, etc.  I assign numbers by subject just like I do with non-fiction…"
Aug 31
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I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.

Most local libraries seem to put the first 3 letters of the title on the visible spine so they are shelved alphabetically by title.  I plan to do this, but also think that I need to establish broad categories and identify those on the spine label and then shelve alphabetically within each category.  My question is:  what categories do you suggest for a church library?  Do you have a better way to shelve and organize DVDs?  Exactly how do you do it?  My thinking is to use maybe MUSIC, BIBLE…See More
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