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DEWEY & BEYOND: A PANEL DISCUSSION

LACONI RASS
September 17, 2010

Melissa Rice
Head of Adult Services
Frankfort Public Library District
www.deweyfree.com
DEWEY & BEYOND: A PANEL DISCUSSION


Bleue Benton
Oak Park Public Library

Michael Geeraedts
Highland Park Public Library
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
2007
Dropped ANSCR
Remodeled Circulation
Customer-Focused Library Project
Dropped ANSCR
Customer Focused Library Project

 Presentations & Practices
 Envirosell
 Paco Underhill: Why We Buy
PLA 2008
Maricopa County Public Library, AZ
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library,
Topeka, KS
What did we do?
Converted to a word based classification
system
Refer to BISAC (Book Industry Standards
& Classification) as a guideline
McGraw-Hill's Conquering GMAT Math



                       6 different
                       Dewey numbers
                       are used to
                       identify this
                       book’s location.
The Dewey Free Project
Phase 1:   Planning & Design
Phase 2:   Shifting & Signage
Phase 3:   Conversion
Phase 4:   Analysis
Phase 1: Planning & Design
   Designed a new floor layout
   Weed! Weed! Weed!
   Staffing
   Time schedule
Original Floor Plan
Proposed Layout: July 2008
Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
Phase 3: Conversion
Spine labels
Taxonomy
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
Spine Label Design
Call Number
Shelf Tags
Taxonomy
   Subject Collection Guide
   Project coordinators develop the skeleton
   Monthly committee meeting
   Main taxonomy document is open to everyone
    working on the project
Cooking
   Deconstructed
   No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories
   AFRICAN
   AMERICAN
   APPETIZERS
   ASIAN
   BEVERAGES
Home
   APPLIANCES
   BUILDING
   CLEANING
   CONSUMER
   DECORATING
    o BASEMENT
    o BATHROOM
    o BEDROOM
Beauty
   BODY ART
   GENERAL
   HAIR
   MAKE-UP
   SKIN
We’re Done!
Adult Nonfiction, Audiobooks, DVDs, & Large
Print completed on September 10, 2009
Final Layout: Micromaps
   http://frankfortlibrary.micromaps.com
Projects
 Merged Biography into Subject
  Collections
 Converted remaining titles in Reference
  Collection
 Designed new endcap signs
New Endcap Signs
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
What’s Happening?
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
Mashup: Subject + Dewey
 Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka,
  KS
 Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI
 Gail Borden District Library, Rakow Branch, Elgin,
  IL
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
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
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

Melissa Rice
Head of Adult Services
mrice@frankfortlibrary.org
815.534.6173
frankfortlibrary.org
deweyfree.com

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Dewey Free

  • 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. DEWEY & BEYOND: A PANEL DISCUSSION Bleue Benton Oak Park Public Library Michael Geeraedts Highland Park Public Library
  • 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
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8. Customer Focused Library Project  Presentations & Practices  Envirosell  Paco Underhill: Why We Buy
  • 9. PLA 2008 Maricopa County Public Library, AZ Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
  • 10. What did we do? Converted to a word based classification system Refer to BISAC (Book Industry Standards & Classification) as a guideline
  • 11. McGraw-Hill's Conquering GMAT Math 6 different Dewey numbers are used to identify this book’s location.
  • 12. The Dewey Free Project Phase 1: Planning & Design Phase 2: Shifting & Signage Phase 3: Conversion Phase 4: Analysis
  • 13. Phase 1: Planning & Design  Designed a new floor layout  Weed! Weed! Weed!  Staffing  Time schedule
  • 16. Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  • 17.
  • 18.
  • 19. Phase 3: Conversion Spine labels Taxonomy
  • 20. 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
  • 24. Taxonomy  Subject Collection Guide  Project coordinators develop the skeleton  Monthly committee meeting  Main taxonomy document is open to everyone working on the project
  • 25. Cooking  Deconstructed  No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories  AFRICAN  AMERICAN  APPETIZERS  ASIAN  BEVERAGES
  • 26. Home  APPLIANCES  BUILDING  CLEANING  CONSUMER  DECORATING o BASEMENT o BATHROOM o BEDROOM
  • 27. Beauty  BODY ART  GENERAL  HAIR  MAKE-UP  SKIN
  • 28. We’re Done! Adult Nonfiction, Audiobooks, DVDs, & Large Print completed on September 10, 2009
  • 29. Final Layout: Micromaps  http://frankfortlibrary.micromaps.com
  • 30. Projects  Merged Biography into Subject Collections  Converted remaining titles in Reference Collection  Designed new endcap signs
  • 32. 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
  • 34. 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
  • 35. Mashup: Subject + Dewey  Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS  Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI  Gail Borden District Library, Rakow Branch, Elgin, IL
  • 36. 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
  • 37. 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
  • 38. FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT Melissa Rice Head of Adult Services mrice@frankfortlibrary.org 815.534.6173 frankfortlibrary.org deweyfree.com