Some Dewey, Some Don’t<br />A webinar by staff of the <br />Gail Borden Public Library District <br />For Nicolet Federate...
Moderator:  Patricia K. Noonan<br />Speakers:				<br />Karen Maki	<br />William Blohm	<br />Carol Skelton		 	<br />Margare...
Patricia K. Noonan<br />Director, Access & Technical Services<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />
Influencing factors<br />Adult collections<br />Youth collections<br />Rakow experience<br />What we’ve learned<br />Time ...
Karen Maki<br />Deputy Director<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />Some of the pictures used during Ms. Maki’s ...
Gail Borden Public Library<br />Elgin, Illinois<br />
Richmond Public Library<br />Richmond, British Columbia, Canada<br />www.yourlibrary.ca<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />C...
Ballard Branch Library<br />Seattle, Washington<br />
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library<br />Why Do We Dewey webpage<br />www.tscpl.org/dewey<br />
William R. Blohm<br />Reference Librarian & Collection Development Manager<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />
<ul><li>Population estimate for 2010: 70,604
Median household income in 2005: $84,657, compared with approximately $58,497 in the entire library district
Median age: 32.8 years, compared with 31.7 years in the entire district
Median home value: $209,102, compared with $217,478 in the entire district
Five elementary schools
Del Webb Edgewater, a gated, over-55 community of more than 1,000 homes just across the road.</li></ul>Demographic Summary...
NONFICTION RELATIVE USE<br />
Initial Subject Bay Proposal, November 2006<br />Six subject bays:<br />Cookbooks (641)<br />Self-Help (158 self-help, 650...
Initial Subject Bay Proposal, November 2006<br />Home & Garden (635 gardening, 636 pets, 643.3-643.7 remodeling, 648 house...
28 nonfiction categories<br />  	For example: Food and Fitness, Pets, Arts and Crafts, Do-It-Yourself, That’s Entertainmen...
Carol Skelton<br />Youth Services Collection Manager<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />
Margaret Peebles<br />Director of Branch ServicesGail Borden Public Library District<br />Rakow Branch<br />
Where’s<br /> Dewey?<br />Melvil Dewey     1851-1931<br />
KEYWORD Subject Labels   <br />DEWEY Spine Labels<br />
OTHERS ARE DEWEY-FREE<br />
Some Dewey, Some Don’t           ILA 2009 Peoria Civic Center Frankfort Public Library & Gail Borden Public Library<br />
Dewey-Free Spine Labels<br />
<ul><li>Deconstructed
No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories
COOKING
AFRICAN
AMERICAN
APPETIZERS
ASIAN
BEVERAGES</li></ul>Frankfort’s Cooking Collection<br />
<ul><li>HOME
APPLIANCES
BUILDING
CLEANING
CONSUMER
DECORATING
BASEMENT
BATHROOM
BEDROOM</li></ul>HOME COLLECTION<br />
SIGNS, SIGNS, SIGNS<br />
Comparing Catalogs:  Italian Grill  by Mario Batali<br />Dewey:  Gail Borden Main<br />Dewey-Free:  Frankfort Public Libra...
641.5784 BATALI</li></ul>Combo: Rakow Branch Library<br />Dewey-Free:  Maricopa County Library District, AZ<br /><ul><li>C...
COOKING AND ENTERTAINING 641.5784 Batali</li></ul>Combo:  Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI<br />Dewey-Free:  R...
COOKING INTNTL ITALIAN</li></li></ul><li>Customer Response…<br />
Sept 2009 - Aug 2010<br />Gate Count:  124,637 visits<br />Circulation:  234,320 items<br />
A Browser-Friendly Collection<br />
People like to find their favorite genre.<br />
And easily locate their interests.<br />
SUCCESS!<br />
What we’ve learned in a year<br />
Seen on TV is very popular!<br />998  owned in September 2010<br />72% are checked out at any given time<br />
“Seen On TV” call number table<br />
Fewer Multiple Copies<br />
Community Response is important<br />
Questions?<br />Karen Maki (Deputy Director)      	kmaki@gailborden.info<br />William Blohm (Adult collections)           ...
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For their new branch library, see how the Gail Borden Public Library District has chosen to make their collection more user-friendly by using a de-emphasized Dewey system and browsing categories. Discover which other libraries influenced this conversion, and see examples of a library that has gone Dewey-free.

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  1. 1. Some Dewey, Some Don’t<br />A webinar by staff of the <br />Gail Borden Public Library District <br />For Nicolet Federated Library System<br />October 21, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Moderator: Patricia K. Noonan<br />Speakers: <br />Karen Maki <br />William Blohm <br />Carol Skelton <br />Margaret Peebles <br />Handouts at:<br />http://www.slideshare.net/gailborden<br />
  3. 3. Patricia K. Noonan<br />Director, Access & Technical Services<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />
  4. 4. Influencing factors<br />Adult collections<br />Youth collections<br />Rakow experience<br />What we’ve learned<br />Time for your questions<br />Here’s what’s coming:<br />
  5. 5. Karen Maki<br />Deputy Director<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />Some of the pictures used during Ms. Maki’s talk are courtesy of Engberg Anderson, Inc., the architect of the Rakow Branch.<br />
  6. 6. Gail Borden Public Library<br />Elgin, Illinois<br />
  7. 7. Richmond Public Library<br />Richmond, British Columbia, Canada<br />www.yourlibrary.ca<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Cate McNeely<br />Deputy Chief Librarian<br />
  8. 8. Ballard Branch Library<br />Seattle, Washington<br />
  9. 9. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library<br />Why Do We Dewey webpage<br />www.tscpl.org/dewey<br />
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  16. 16. William R. Blohm<br />Reference Librarian & Collection Development Manager<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Population estimate for 2010: 70,604
  18. 18. Median household income in 2005: $84,657, compared with approximately $58,497 in the entire library district
  19. 19. Median age: 32.8 years, compared with 31.7 years in the entire district
  20. 20. Median home value: $209,102, compared with $217,478 in the entire district
  21. 21. Five elementary schools
  22. 22. Del Webb Edgewater, a gated, over-55 community of more than 1,000 homes just across the road.</li></ul>Demographic SummaryWithin a 3-mile radius of branch<br />
  23. 23. NONFICTION RELATIVE USE<br />
  24. 24. Initial Subject Bay Proposal, November 2006<br />Six subject bays:<br />Cookbooks (641)<br />Self-Help (158 self-help, 650.1 personal success in business, 646 personal life, grooming, dating)<br />Health, Diet & Exercise (613 personal health, diet & exercise, 616 diseases, possibly 618.92 pediatrics)<br />Money (332 personal finance & investment, possibly 333 real estate ownership & management)<br />
  25. 25. Initial Subject Bay Proposal, November 2006<br />Home & Garden (635 gardening, 636 pets, 643.3-643.7 remodeling, 648 house cleaning, 710 garden design & landscaping, 747 interior decorating; cookbooks could be included here, although the number of them warrants their own collection)<br />Relationships (306 marriage & family relationships, 646.77 dating could also go here)<br />
  26. 26. 28 nonfiction categories<br /> For example: Food and Fitness, Pets, Arts and Crafts, Do-It-Yourself, That’s Entertainment!, etc.<br />10 fiction categories<br /> For example: Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Inspirational, etc.<br />Final Adult Subject Bay Categories<br />
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  30. 30. Carol Skelton<br />Youth Services Collection Manager<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />
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  59. 59. Margaret Peebles<br />Director of Branch ServicesGail Borden Public Library District<br />Rakow Branch<br />
  60. 60. Where’s<br /> Dewey?<br />Melvil Dewey 1851-1931<br />
  61. 61. KEYWORD Subject Labels <br />DEWEY Spine Labels<br />
  62. 62. OTHERS ARE DEWEY-FREE<br />
  63. 63. Some Dewey, Some Don’t ILA 2009 Peoria Civic Center Frankfort Public Library & Gail Borden Public Library<br />
  64. 64. Dewey-Free Spine Labels<br />
  65. 65. <ul><li>Deconstructed
  66. 66. No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories
  67. 67. COOKING
  68. 68. AFRICAN
  69. 69. AMERICAN
  70. 70. APPETIZERS
  71. 71. ASIAN
  72. 72. BEVERAGES</li></ul>Frankfort’s Cooking Collection<br />
  73. 73. <ul><li>HOME
  74. 74. APPLIANCES
  75. 75. BUILDING
  76. 76. CLEANING
  77. 77. CONSUMER
  78. 78. DECORATING
  79. 79. BASEMENT
  80. 80. BATHROOM
  81. 81. BEDROOM</li></ul>HOME COLLECTION<br />
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  83. 83. SIGNS, SIGNS, SIGNS<br />
  84. 84. Comparing Catalogs: Italian Grill by Mario Batali<br />Dewey: Gail Borden Main<br />Dewey-Free: Frankfort Public Library<br /><ul><li>COOKING ITALIAN Batali
  85. 85. 641.5784 BATALI</li></ul>Combo: Rakow Branch Library<br />Dewey-Free: Maricopa County Library District, AZ<br /><ul><li>COOKING INTL
  86. 86. COOKING AND ENTERTAINING 641.5784 Batali</li></ul>Combo: Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI<br />Dewey-Free: Ridgeview Library District, CO<br /><ul><li>FOOD 641.5784
  87. 87. COOKING INTNTL ITALIAN</li></li></ul><li>Customer Response…<br />
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  89. 89. Sept 2009 - Aug 2010<br />Gate Count: 124,637 visits<br />Circulation: 234,320 items<br />
  90. 90. A Browser-Friendly Collection<br />
  91. 91. People like to find their favorite genre.<br />
  92. 92. And easily locate their interests.<br />
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  99. 99. SUCCESS!<br />
  100. 100. What we’ve learned in a year<br />
  101. 101. Seen on TV is very popular!<br />998 owned in September 2010<br />72% are checked out at any given time<br />
  102. 102. “Seen On TV” call number table<br />
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  104. 104. Fewer Multiple Copies<br />
  105. 105. Community Response is important<br />
  106. 106. Questions?<br />Karen Maki (Deputy Director) kmaki@gailborden.info<br />William Blohm (Adult collections) wblohm@gailborden.info<br />Carol Skelton (Youth collections) cskelton@gailborden.info<br />Margaret Peebles (Branch manager) mpeebles@gailborden.info<br />Handouts at http://www.slideshare.net/gailborden<br />
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