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  • 1. Dewey Free Project PALS Day 2009 Taking Charge of Change April 24, 2009 Joanna Kolendo Melissa Rice Frankfort Public Library District
  • 2. 2007 – A Year of New Ideas: Dropped ANSCR
  • 3. 2007 – A Year of New Ideas: Remodeling Projects
  • 4. 2007 – A Year of New Ideas ▫ Participation in community survey ▫ Customer-Focused Library Project
  • 5. 2007 – A Year of New Ideas: New concepts and library services ▫ London’s the Idea Store ▫ Delft’s DOK library ▫ Richmond’s Ironwood Branch ▫ Maricopa’s Perry Branch
  • 6. PLA 2008 • Maricopa County Public Library – Perry Branch • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
  • 7. What are we doing? • Converting to a word based classification system • Using BISAC (Book Industry Standards & Classification) as a guideline
  • 8. The Project in Phases • Phase 1 – Planning & Design • Phase 2 – Shifting • Phase 3 – Conversion • Phase 4 – Analysis
  • 9. Phase 1 – Planning & Design • Designing a new Layout • Weeding • Staffing • Time schedule • Shifting
  • 10. Original Floor Plan
  • 11. Final Layout: July 2009
  • 12. Phase 1 – Planning & Design • Planning & Design • Weeding • Staffing • Time schedule • Shifting
  • 13. Phase 2 – Shifting • Signage, Signage, Signage!
  • 14. Signage
  • 15. Signage
  • 16. Signage
  • 17. Phase 2 - Shifting • From West to East side ▫ Gardening, Cooking, 700s, 800s • From East to West ▫ Biography, 000s – 400s • In total, took 15 days
  • 18. Floor Plan: August 2008
  • 19. Floor Plan: October 2008
  • 20. Floor Plan: December 2008
  • 21. Floor Plan: February 2009
  • 22. Phase 3 - Conversion • Spine labels ▫ How many lines or levels? ▫ How much is too much information? ▫ Font style, color, and size? ▫ Designing a Label Template ▫ Issues with printing
  • 23. Spine Label Design
  • 24. Spine Label Design
  • 25. Phase 3 - Conversion • Taxonomy ▫ Project coordinators develop the skeleton ▫ Monthly committee meeting ▫ Main taxonomy document is open to everyone
  • 26. Cooking Collection • Deconstructed • No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories • COOKING ▫ AFRICAN ▫ AMERICAN ▫ APPETIZERS ▫ ASIAN ▫ BEVERAGES
  • 27. Home Collection • HOME ▫ APPLIANCES ▫ BUILDING ▫ CLEANING ▫ CONSUMER ▫ DECORATING  BASEMENT  BATHROOM  BEDROOM
  • 28. Libraries & Their New Systems • Non-Dewey, Subject Based ▫ Perry & Queen Creek Branches, Maricopa County, AZ ▫ Frankfort Public Library District, Frankfort, IL ▫ Seward Memorial Library, Seward, NE ▫ Darien Public Library, CT • Neighborhood Concept: Subject + Dewey ▫ Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS ▫ Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI ▫ Gail Borden District Library, Elgin, IL
  • 29. Italian Grill by Mario Batali Combo – Delta Township District Dewey - SWAN Library, Lansing, MI • 641.5 BATALI • FOOD 641.5784 • 641.5874 BATALI Subject – Perry & Queen Creek Subject – Frankfort PLD Branches , AZ • COOKING INTL • COOKING ITALIAN Batali
  • 30. SWAN Catalog
  • 31. Current status • 80% converted • Potential completion date: July 2009
  • 32. Future projects • Adult Reference • Nonfiction audiobooks, dvds • Youth Services
  • 33. Phase 4 - Analysis After the project is completed, we will evaluate the project’s success: • Circulation Statistics • Surveys • Patron comments This analysis will tell us if we need to alter any of the following: • Signs • Taxonomies • Layout
  • 34. Find us online: http://deweyfree.com/ http://deweyfree.pbwiki.com/
  • 35. Frankfort Public Library District Joanna Kolendo jkolendo@frankfortlibrary.org 815.534.6181 Melissa Rice mrice@frankfortlibrary.org 815.534.6177

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