"Jean, I had to computerize our church library after I came on as librarian. I use Concourse from Book Systems and like it. As for getting items from the cards to the software, I just had to type them in. I do now have EZCat, a…"
"Whew! I found our previous conversation. I will be close to your church on the weekend of July 28-30. Is there any chance I could stop by and talk to you personally, look at your library and have you show me how your software…"
"I confess I had to look it up but when I did - yes, I know where Jones is! My son-in-law is from Edwardsburg.
Our church is in Portage, just north of Schoolcraft.
I'm vaguely familiar with Lapeer, in fact we drove by it yesterday - my…"
"THANK YOU!! You sound like exactly the person I need to talk to. I'll chat for awhile on here, then probably email would be more usable. I imagine a LOT of libraries are in exactly this same situation, so perhaps our…"
"When I helped take over our church library, it had been there for almost that same length of time, and although there was a card catalog, it was no longer used. The previous librarian used some kind of on-line system which we didn't like…"
I need the help of someone who has done this... I started and have continued to manage a sizable church library that is now 50 years old. It is organized with standard library procedures. I have a (now outdated) library degree. It is time to go the computer route and I have no idea how to go about doing that or what modern procedures it makes sense for a library of our size and usage to adopt and what would be more of a hindrance than a help. Has anyone done this? I would love to chat…See More