Buford Carter's Ideas (10)

Improve Circuation

I found the 10th post at



Added by Buford Carter on July 25, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

The LibraryThing adds TinyCat

The LibraryThing is adding an OPAC feature for small libraries. Check the announcement at:


Added by Buford Carter on June 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The LibraryThing

The Library Thing now support lending aka circulation.


Added by Buford Carter 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…


Added by Buford Carter 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.


Added by Buford Carter on December 5, 2012 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

A Library in the Cloud?

I receive the Crossroads newsletter from WebJunction.org.  The March issue

(view at http://visit.oclc.org/dm?id=4E9B7CD92826785398DB4A4A0C31D5D25341F9C15CC16565 )

has a short article  "OCLC’s Website for Small Libraries project makes it easy for small libraries with collections of…


Added by Buford Carter on March 8, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Ning Banner

I like the banner. There are books of course, a cd/dvd, and an e-reader ready for ebooks! Neat typeface.

The new format is really good. I found the black background a bit too contrasty. The current color theme is great, and it keeps the black border/background.

Good work!

Added by Buford Carter on December 24, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments

A Visit to Three Historic Church Libraries in London

Take a quick visit to three church libraries in London at:



What is the oldest church library in the USA?

Added by Buford Carter on November 9, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Fiction Call Numbers

There seems to be more and more books on our shelves by popular prolific authors that produce serials. The latest suggestion by our leaders is to add an extra line to the call number to identify the serial name and number. I've followed this suggestion (mostly.)

I've been wondering if it would be helpful to add call number title identification for non-serial books . This would help in shelving to put books for an author in order by title, with serials in order within the title… Continue

Added by Buford Carter on October 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Book repair videos

I looked at YouTube for the first time today. I didn't realize that they had a search feature. For example go to https://www.youtube.com/ and in the search field enter "books book binding book repair" (without quotes).

Added by Buford Carter on August 29, 2009 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments


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