Dewey Free

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The Frankfort Public Library District went completely Dewey free as part of an ongoing effort to make their collection more accessible to their patrons. Given by Melissa Rice as part of a LACONI-RASS continuing education program on September 17, 2010.

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Dewey Free

  1. 1. DEWEY & BEYOND: A PANEL DISCUSSION LACONI RASS September 17, 2010 Melissa Rice Head of Adult Services Frankfort Public Library District www.deweyfree.com
  2. 2. DEWEY & BEYOND: A PANEL DISCUSSION Bleue Benton Oak Park Public Library Michael Geeraedts Highland Park Public Library
  3. 3. 2005 & 2006 Service & space needs assessment study New concepts & library services oLondon’s Idea Store oDelft’s DOK Library oRichmond’s Ironwood Branch Remodeled Youth Services shelving
  4. 4. 2007 Dropped ANSCR Remodeled Circulation Customer-Focused Library Project
  5. 5. Dropped ANSCR
  6. 6. Customer Focused Library Project  Presentations & Practices  Envirosell  Paco Underhill: Why We Buy
  7. 7. PLA 2008 Maricopa County Public Library, AZ Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
  8. 8. What did we do? Converted to a word based classification system Refer to BISAC (Book Industry Standards & Classification) as a guideline
  9. 9. McGraw-Hill's Conquering GMAT Math 6 different Dewey numbers are used to identify this book’s location.
  10. 10. The Dewey Free Project Phase 1: Planning & Design Phase 2: Shifting & Signage Phase 3: Conversion Phase 4: Analysis
  11. 11. Phase 1: Planning & Design  Designed a new floor layout  Weed! Weed! Weed!  Staffing  Time schedule
  12. 12. Original Floor Plan
  13. 13. Proposed Layout: July 2008
  14. 14. Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  15. 15. Phase 3: Conversion Spine labels Taxonomy
  16. 16. Spine Labels  How many lines or levels?  How much is too much information?  Font style, color, and size?  Designing a label template o SUBJECT o CATEGORY o Author
  17. 17. Spine Label Design
  18. 18. Call Number
  19. 19. Shelf Tags
  20. 20. Taxonomy  Subject Collection Guide  Project coordinators develop the skeleton  Monthly committee meeting  Main taxonomy document is open to everyone working on the project
  21. 21. Cooking  Deconstructed  No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories  AFRICAN  AMERICAN  APPETIZERS  ASIAN  BEVERAGES
  22. 22. Home  APPLIANCES  BUILDING  CLEANING  CONSUMER  DECORATING o BASEMENT o BATHROOM o BEDROOM
  23. 23. Beauty  BODY ART  GENERAL  HAIR  MAKE-UP  SKIN
  24. 24. We’re Done! Adult Nonfiction, Audiobooks, DVDs, & Large Print completed on September 10, 2009
  25. 25. Final Layout: Micromaps  http://frankfortlibrary.micromaps.com
  26. 26. Projects  Merged Biography into Subject Collections  Converted remaining titles in Reference Collection  Designed new endcap signs
  27. 27. New Endcap Signs
  28. 28. Phase 4: Analysis We will evaluate the project’s success: • Circulation Statistics • Surveys • Patron comments • Subject Collection Review This analysis will tell us if we need to alter any of the following: • Signs • Taxonomies • Layout
  29. 29. What’s Happening?
  30. 30. Subject Based, Dewey Free  Maricopa County Library District, AZ  Seward Memorial Library, Seward, NE  Darien Public Library, Darien, CT  Rangeview Library District, Adams County, CO  Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL
  31. 31. Mashup: Subject + Dewey  Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS  Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI  Gail Borden District Library, Rakow Branch, Elgin, IL
  32. 32. Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics by Ina Garten Subject: Frankfort Public Library Dewey: SWAN District  641.5 GARTEN  COOKING GENERAL Garten  641.5 GAR Mashup: Delta Township District Subject: Maricopa County Library Library, Lansing, MI District, AZ  FOOD 641.5  COOKING Mashup: Gail Borden Public Library Subject: Rangeview Library District, District, Rakow Branch CO  COOKING AND  COOKING ENTERTAINING 641.5 Garten
  33. 33. Italian Grill by Mario Batali Subject: Frankfort Public Library Dewey: SWAN District  641.5 BATALI  COOKING ITALIAN Batali  641.5784 BATALI Mashup: Delta Township District Subject: Maricopa County Library Library, Lansing, MI District, AZ  FOOD 641.5784  COOKING INTL Subject: Ridgeview Library District, Mashup: Gail Borden Library District CO  COOKING AND ENTERTAINING  COOKING INTNTL ITALIAN 641.5784 Batali  COOKING INTNTL
  34. 34. FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT Melissa Rice Head of Adult Services mrice@frankfortlibrary.org 815.534.6173 frankfortlibrary.org deweyfree.com

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