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Presentation for Massachusetts Library Association Conference 2011about the conversion to BISAC from Dewey at the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland.

Presentation for Massachusetts Library Association Conference 2011about the conversion to BISAC from Dewey at the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland.

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  • There can be up to 3 categories, and at first we were only going to use up to 2, but then decided that if we ever have a vendor generate the spine labels for us, we would use all 3 categories.
  • I have always been interested in why people want to hang out at the bookstore, and the idea of a browsing customer. We determined that our customers want to browse also, and we needed to figure out how to do a better job of allowing them to do this.
  • This doesn’t look like a daunting project t re-label, however I later found out that B&T does there “cataloguing” and processing and that is how they did it. There was one branch that was converting a collection like us, and they were doing it in-house, and it didn’t look like a big project.I liked that BISAC is a standard classification scheme, so it does have rules.
  • Our process…
  • Since everyone wants fiction, mysteries an biographies, we make people walk through non-fiction to get there.
  • We learned a lot in this process: staff learned to weed and how to improve collection development decisions; volunteers learned what we do, and were part of that process from moving books, typing labels, moving collections, and shelving; it took much longer than we wanted, but had patron reassuring us that they love it; we aren’t finished yet!
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  • What has Dewey done for you lately?
    Deb Hoadley, Library Director
    Langley-Adams Library
    Groveland, MA
    4/28/2011
    Massachusetts Library Association Conference
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    BISAC Categories
    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
    ARCHITECTURE
    ART
    BIBLES
    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
    BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
    COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
    COMPUTERS
    COOKING
    CRAFTS & HOBBIES
    DESIGN*
    DRAMA
    EDUCATION
    FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
    FICTION
    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
    GAMES
    GARDENING
    HEALTH & FITNESS
    HISTORY
    HOUSE & HOME
    HUMOR
    JUVENILE FICTION
    JUVENILENONFICTION
    LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
    LAW
    LITERARY COLLECTIONS
    LITERARY CRITICISM
    MATHEMATICS
    MEDICAL
    MUSIC
    NATURE
    PERFORMING ARTS
    PETS
    PHILOSOPHY
    PHOTOGRAPHY
    POETRY
    POLITICAL SCIENCE
    PSYCHOLOGY
    REFERENCE
    RELIGION
    SCIENCE
    SELF-HELP
    SOCIAL SCIENCE
    SPORTS & RECREATION
    STUDY AIDS
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
    TRANSPORTATION
    TRAVEL
    TRUE CRIME
    http://www.bisg.org/what-we-do-20-73-bisacsubject-
    headings-2008-edition.php
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  • InspirationPatron-driven model
    Why do patrons prefer to browse/buy from bookstores?
    Accessibility
    Familiar subject headings
    Comfortable areas
    Attractive spaces
    Browsing allowed
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  • Inspiration from Maricopa County Library System-Arizona
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  • Motivation
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  • Final Layout
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  • Perspiration
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    Volunteers helped to box up over 500 boxes
    Coming up with our spine label standard
    Re-labeling our non-fiction spine labels
    Changing records
    Where should we put the new categories?
  • Justification
    Statistical data to support
    Patrons love the new layout of the library
    Patrons love the ability to look at the sections and find what they are looking for
    Shelving is easier
    No conflict with consortium/just a change in local call number
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  • Flexibility & Adaptability
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    Watching patron traffic patterns to best arrange collections
    Using merchandising techniques to best display collections
    Signs, signs, signs…
  • Information
    Webinar by National Book Network http://pdfs.nbnbooks.com/BI/SAC/BISACWebinar.pdf
    Book Industry Standard Group http://www.bisg.org/
    Book publishers are putting categories on backs of books http://waltshiel.com/2009/09/14/to-bisac-or-not-to-bisac/
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    Massachusetts Library Association Conference