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Breaking up with dewey



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  • 1. Breaking Up With Dewey:Breaking Up With Dewey: What are we doing?What are we doing? •Converting to a word basedConverting to a word based classification systemclassification system •Using BISAC as a guidelineUsing BISAC as a guideline
  • 2. Why?Why? • Experience library model • Ease of use – Words instead of Numbers • Group “like” with “like” – Neighborhoods/families of materials
  • 3. Rangeview Library DistrictRangeview Library District A RevolutionA Revolution • Community assessment • OCLC study, “From Awareness to Funding” • Customer focused library • 4 new branches • New administrative team
  • 4. Are we renegades?Are we renegades? (Who else is doing this?)(Who else is doing this?) • London’s Idea store • Maricopa’s Perry and Queen creek branches • Frankfort Library District –
  • 5. New direction promoted byNew direction promoted by leadership teamleadership team • 2008 weeding days in all branches – 90% of collection younger than 2004 – Circulation up 15% • Planning for new branches and service model (experience)
  • 6. Design BISACDesign BISAC • Collection development team worked to come up with a classification system • Used BISAC as a model with input from Maricopa’s classification system • What will it look like for Rangeview?
  • 7. What does the ClassificationWhat does the Classification system look like?system look like? • What spine labels should we use? • Spine Labels examples: COOKING INTNTL ITALIAN BIOGRAPH FAMOUS TRUMP HISTORY MILITARY WW2 MEDICAL HRT DIS
  • 8. Planning and implementationPlanning and implementation • Challenging collections – Graphic Novels – Biography – Parenting (preparation for Family Place) – Fairy Tales • Teach staff “how to” at various meetings • Convert small collections, then a full branch
  • 9. More PlanningMore Planning • Work with vendor to plan processing changes for cataloging – Constant communication for updates/questions on items – Set up Opening Day Collections timelines • Use book store model – Field trips!
  • 10. Staff time/branch involvementStaff time/branch involvement • Collection development team makes labels, changes records in the catalog • Collection development team trains branch staff • Work with branch manager to plan the conversion in branch • Create timeline based on the branch conversions
  • 11. What’s next?What’s next? • Opening day collections arriving with BISAC • Full branch conversion • Signs created in-house by Communications Department • Ongoing conversion of existing branches – project completion, December 2009
  • 12. Shifting the CollectionShifting the Collection • Creating “neighborhoods” or “families” of like materials – Parenting, baby names, lose weight after baby, etc. – Nature, science, technology, math, education, tests • Signs and maps for branches – work with Communications team
  • 13. How will we know it’s working?How will we know it’s working? • Statistical tracking/analysis – Circulation – Customer feedback – Staff comments • May need to alter: – Signs – Add/subtract subject headings
  • 14. Rangeview Library DistrictRangeview Library District • Contact: Rachel Fewell Collection Development Manager 303-405-3292