Re: [Videolib] Shelving Non-Fiction videos

Renee Zurn (
Mon, 28 Apr 2003 16:31:39 -0500

We shelve all our non-fiction videos by dewey decimal number. We do
separate series if each volume covers a different subject. Most
performance videos are not classified as non-fiction but interfiled with
our feature films by title. Hope this helps.

Renee Zurn
Duluth Public Library

>>> 04/28/03 03:37PM >>>
I would like to get examples of how non-fiction videos are shelved. We
have a large collection from Animals to World Travel. They are sorted
42 major subjects. Most of the videos are shelved alphabetical first
series then by title. I get more request by
subject than by title. If someone ask for the title, I try to think of
subject then look for the title. If that does not work, then I look it
and see if it part of a series. We are looking at ways to shelve them
sub-subject. Examples would be Sports (Baseball), U.S. Travel (State),
Health (Cancer). We do not have the staff to Dewey it (sorry about the
pun). Thoughts are for using a picture sticker, subject label, or 1-3
letter label
(Bas-Baseball, IN-Indiana, Can-Cancer). I would like to know how
libraries help their guest find a tape.

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