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Making a Collection Count:<br />Why a Physical Inventory is Essential to Dynamic Library<br />Quick Reference Guide<br />(or all the stuff worth remembering about the presentation)<br />Contact Information<br />Mary Kelly<br />Reference Librarian and Library Consultant<br />Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Follow me on Twitter! librarymary40 (beware, I am not that interesting)<br />Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/marykelly48 <br /> http://practicallibrarian.blogspot.com<br />http://awfullibrarybooks.info and submissions to email@example.com<br />Find Holly (since Mary is just not doing it for me)<br />Holly Hibner<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />http://hhibner.blogspot.com<br />Slideshare: www.slideshare.com/hhibner<br />Steps to a Physical Inventory:<br /><ul><li> Start with a small collection or easily defined “area”
Cart up and “mark” through the inventory feature on ILS. Compare to your shelf list.
Track down/follow up those items not inventoried or identified.
Create a procedure for follow up and maintenance.</li></ul>Understand your library’s lifecycle and workflow!<br />Do your “errors” in collection indicate issues in training? Processing? Shelving? Etc.<br />Use your circulation and holdings data to really evaluate how your collection is performing.<br />Understand that you are never “finished” with inventory or collection maintenance. It is an ONGOING process.<br />
PALS Conference Moline, IL
April 22, 2010
Handout and quick summary of program