Bringing Up Baby BISAC Presentation, CAL 2009

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The Collection Development team at Anythink presented their work on WordThink at the 2009 Colorado Association of Libraries Conference on Saturday, November 21, 2009. WordThinkTM is a word-based …

The Collection Development team at Anythink presented their work on WordThink at the 2009 Colorado Association of Libraries Conference on Saturday, November 21, 2009. WordThinkTM is a word-based materials classification system developed by Rangeview Library District’s collection development department to replace Dewey Decimal Classification. Patterned after BISAC (Book Industry Standards and Communications) and the word-based system used by Maricopa County Library District, WordThink organizes materials according to 45 different categories with additional subcategories. Materials are then arranged alphabetically by title.

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  • WordThink derived from Anythink – part of branding
  • London’s idea store – concept started in 1999, first opened in 2004 http://www.ideastore.co.uk/en/articles/information_the_idea_story *they wanted a high-quality, modern library service which provided a far greater range of services.
  • BISAC= book industry standards and communication
  • Order materials to fill gaps from weeding
  • Media informed by communications, signs on doors, some branches filled holds for patrons Physically demanding work! Size of the collection!
  • Problem cart with trouble shooter – one person dedicated for entire conversion Delete/weed as we go
  • Problem cart with trouble shooter – one person dedicated for entire conversion Delete/weed as we go
  • Brighton rendering Time = hours/size
  • Brighton rendering

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  • 1.  
  • 2. BRINGING UP BABY BISAC: WORDTHINK CLASSIFICATION
    • Converting a library collection to a
    • word-based classification system
  • 3. ANYTHINK: A Revolution of Rangeview Libraries
    • Board-encouraged – OCLC study “ From Awareness to Funding ”
    • “ Experience” library model
    • Anythink brand roll-out
  • 4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING?
    • London’s Idea Store
    • Maricopa County Library(AZ ) – 4 branches with BISAC classification
    • Frankfort Library District (IL) – completed project September 2009
    • Arapahoe Library District (CO) – Southglenn branch
  • 5. NEW DIRECTION
    • 2005 independence from Adams County
    • 2006 Mill Levy approval by Adams County voters
    • 2009 Fine Free
    • New job titles and descriptions
    4 new branches ! Bennett, May 2009 Brighton, September 2009 Huron Street, February 2010 Wright Farms, Summer 2010
  • 6. DESIGN WORDTHINK
    • Collection Development team visited Maricopa county
    • Used BISAC as a model
  • 7. WORDTHINK GRID BISAC SPINE LABEL #1 BISAC 2 SPINE LABEL #2 Relationships RELATION       RELATION Abuse ABUSE   RELATION Dating DATING   RELATION Divorce DIVORCE   RELATION Family FAMILY   RELATION Marriage MARRIAGE   RELATION Sex SEX   RELATION Weddings WEDDINGS
  • 8. WORDTHINK TRANSLATION FAM000000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General RELATION   FAM001000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / General RELATION ABUSE FAM001010 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Child Abuse RELATION ABUSE FAM001030 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Domestic Partner Abuse RELATION ABUSE FAM004000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering RELATION FAMILY FAM006000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Alternative Family RELATION FAMILY FAM015000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Divorce & Separation RELATION DIVORCE FAM017000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Eldercare RELATION FAMILY FAM029000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Love & Romance RELATION DATING FAM030000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage RELATION MARRIAGE FAM033000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child RELATION FAMILY FAM041000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Siblings RELATION FAMILY HEA042000 HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality RELATION SEX PSY016000 PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality RELATION SEX REF024000 REFERENCE / Weddings RELATION WEDDINGS SEL001000 SELF-HELP / Abuse RELATION ABUSE SEL034000 SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction RELATION SEX
  • 9. PLANNING
    • Spine Label examples:
    DVD HOME DIY BIOGRAPH FAMOUS TRUMP HISTORY MILITARY WW2 MEDICAL HRT DIS COOKING INTNTL J PLACES US TEEN RELATION TEEN GRAPHIC SPIDER-M
  • 10. BEHIND THE SCENES
    • Split up collection – 4 staff members change item records for Dewey ranges
    • Example: 636.7 = PETS DOGS
    • – go through item by item
    • Every NF collection converted
    • LP, Books on CD, J & E, Teen
    • Change catalog display
  • 11. 1 MONTH - 2 WEEKS BEFORE EACH BRANCH CONVERSION
    • Collection Assessment with key staff
    • What do you need to weed?
    • Map shelving
    • # of items per section
    • Where will neighborhoods fit?
    • Print spine labels in bulk
  • 12.  
  • 13. 1 WEEKS – 2 WEEKS BEFORE EACH BRANCH CONVERSION
    • Print shelf lists
    • Match labels with shelf lists
    • Type labels for item specific materials – Spanish, Teen, LP, media, Graphic
  • 14. AT THE BRANCH
    • Close branch for 1 week
    • Label shelves for WordThink layout of collection
    • Extra carts from Collection Development
    • Each staff member gets a shelf list with labels
  • 15. AT THE BRANCH, CONT.
    • Reshelve and shift materials in their new location
    • By neighborhood, then by top level category, then sub-categories, and in title alphabetical order
    • New signs from communications
  • 16. AT THE BRANCH, CONT.
    • One person dedicated to weeding/fixing problems – individual label-printer – SQL notes field into call number field
    • Change cataloging problems
    • Convert materials upon check in
  • 17. PLAN! PLAN! PLAN!
    • Work with vendor to plan processing
    • Ordering Dewey and BISAC simultaneously
    • Create grids, translation keys
    • Ask other branches/departments for help – extra hours for part-timers
    • Cross-train staff at converted branches
    • Communication with all staff
    • Support from all levels
  • 18. RESULTS
    • Jump in circulation for Biographies & Teen NF
    • Staff likes the change
    • Customers find what they want on their own
    • Tours/media/presentations
    • Merchandised collection
  • 19. WHAT’S NEXT?
    • Publish guidelines for staff
    • Clean up conversion changes
    • Spanish WordThink FAQ
    • BISAC Teen translation
    • Continuing education for staff and customers
    • Work with other vendors
    • Northglenn/Huron Street conversion – December
    • Wright Farms opens with WordThink ODC – Summer 2010
  • 20. CONTACT US
    • RACHEL FEWELL
    • 303-405-3292
    • [email_address]
    • LOGAN MACDONALD
    • 303-405-3293
    • [email_address]
    • LORETTA MAINOCK
    • 303-405-3297
    • [email_address]