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Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings
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In the Dewey Decimal System (DDS), biographies are listed within each subject area. This does make sense to me for a larger scale library operation. On the other hand, in our small library our…Continue

Tags: Classification, Classify, Biographies, Biography

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S on Friday.

How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?
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First, I'm deeply thankfull for this forum. I love reading (and re-reading) previous posts. I didn't find much about books (print) that contain a collection of stories and/or books and so the reason…Continue

Tags: non-series, standalone, series, collection, fiction

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Apr 11.

How to organize/classify fiction?
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One area I'm focusing on this year is the Adult Fiction section with some incomplete series and a need for new books. As I update the Adult Fiction series, I believe it beneficial to classify our…Continue

Tags: contemporary, futuristic, historical, genres, fiction

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Nov 11.

Picture Books
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We have a children's collection and a junior collection that both contain picture books which we place separately from the other books.    Do you add any letter(s) into the call numbers to indicate…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Dec 13, 2017.

 

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Linda S replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"Thanks, Paul. I'm glad if my posted idea makes sense to you! You're right. Librarians can form fewer or more sections to best accommodate the patrons' needs. I like the flexibility of it. I guess if a future librarian chooses to do…"
Friday
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"I like your idea of separating books by areas such as missionary biographies, Biblical biographies, etc. You could add a lot of other areas too depending on the type of books in your collection. We could, for instance, add American history…"
Thursday
Linda S replied to the discussion '248 vs 305 or 306 - where do you put the family/individual person/books'
"What a helpful discussion! It confirms what I've now done in our library. I hoped I did the right thing. Before going through the marriage & parenting books, there were inconsistencies as to classification. In addition, the spine labels…"
Nov 11
Linda S posted a discussion

Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings

In the Dewey Decimal System (DDS), biographies are listed within each subject area. This does make sense to me for a larger scale library operation. On the other hand, in our small library our patrons like to go to the Biography shelves to find a great biography to read, and yet it would help to break down our biography classification a bit instead of lumping them all together. _____________*What are the pros and cons for the following idea?Place all biographies together on a bookcase, but…See More
Nov 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Classifying missionary biographies'
"Again, thank you so much for this clarification of missionary biographies. This week I plan to start in on our biographies and to sort thru and relabel as needed. Many spine labels are quite faded."
Nov 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"I believe if I were in your library, I'd easily be able to find series or non-series books as well as the type of book (genre) I'd like to read. So in a sense, I believe we have the same idea.  We continue to also alphabetize books…"
Nov 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"So now, instead of the term "futuristic", we use the term, "speculative". Speculative covers any change on the time continuum.  Since we are computerized, I can now go thru and make sure that each book is searchable as to…"
Nov 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"Thanks, Janice. The genre stickers can be helpful, but as of now, we're not distinguishing between Western, Romance, and so on. I also like "The Library Store" . The only distinction made is related to treatment of time: historical,…"
Nov 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How do you get "Free Books"?'
"I hope you're doing much better, now.  Our library has been built primarily on donations. We've a thrift store near by that is Christian based, and so we find treasures there. On Mondays they have 1/2 off.   I also pass on…"
Nov 10
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Question about a Conference for Librarians'
"*Setting up the Children's Collection --- this being early childhood (Infant thru 7 year-old) --- part of discussion may be of how to best adapt/utilize the Dewey Decimal System in order to organize interest areas.   *Ideas / ways to…"
Nov 10
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"I would find this to be a bit of a headache, but if you like the idea, morr power to you! we just have one large fiction area, arranged alphabetically by author. However, i do add genre labels to many books (we get labels from demco) and i also…"
Jul 22
Janice Devers replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"Have you looked into genre spine labels from a library supply company? There are some really good ones that include pictures and make it very easy to distinguish one genre from another...and no need to remember color codes! I recommend The Library…"
Jul 19
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?'
"Hi Amanda,  In addition to what Adair talked about. . .  I love the book "A Classification System by Church Libraries" which is offered for $8.99 at Lifeway  ---lifeway.com. It's a downloadable version with immediate…"
Apr 11
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?'
"Thank you, Adair. I think overall we're doing the same thing as you - if I understand your approach correctly.  We currently label as such: F  Riv LIN #3  On the spine label of the book, we mark a line on the left side of the…"
Apr 10
Linda S replied to the discussion 'How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?'
"Thank you, Shirley for your thoughtful response. I'm sure more people than I will benefit form it. I'll continue to digest all that is said here as I process books. "
Apr 10
Amanda left a comment for Linda S
"Hello, I was wondering if you would mind looking over the doc. that I have for reclassifying my church library? I will attach it here. Please let me know whether you will or not. If you are willing to I would appreciate suggestions on if anything I…"
Apr 3

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At 8:28pm on April 3, 2018, Amanda said…

Hello, I was wondering if you would mind looking over the doc. that I have for reclassifying my church library? I will attach it here. Please let me know whether you will or not. If you are willing to I would appreciate suggestions on if anything I have needs to change or maybe move categories, also anything you think should be added and then where. You are welcome to save and then edit the doc., but please make your font red in color so I can see the changes.

Thanks for your help either way, because your comments on my question were very helpful.Library%20Catagories.docx

 
 
 

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