[Videolib] Compact discs

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 16:56:12 -0600

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Not quite video :), but we are having discussions about eliminating the
ANSCR system for our sound recordings. We have had it almost 20 years,
and apparently many staff people really hate it. So, we are starting to
look at what to do. Dewey, or LC, or any other number system is not
considered, if for no other reason that the numbers change so often,
that you can have 1 type of music in 5 different places. No, thank you
to that! We are looking at broad categories. If you have a large
collection - and I'm talking over 12,000 items in our Adult Services
Collection alone, what do you do? What categories do you use to make it
really easy for your patrons to browse a smaller section of the
collection? As you might guess, a couple of us who work a lot with the
sound recordings don't want to give up ANSCR, but we are grossly
outnumbered. Any help is appreciated. You can e-mail me directly.
Thanks!

Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
www.aurora.lib.il.us

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Compact discs

Not quite video :), but we are having = discussions about eliminating the ANSCR system for our sound = recordings.  We have had it almost 20 years, and apparently many = staff people really hate it.  So, we are starting to look at what = to do.  Dewey, or LC, or any other number system is not considered, = if for no other reason that the numbers change so often, that you can = have 1 type of music in 5 different places.  No, thank you to = that!  We are looking at broad categories.  If you have a = large collection - and I'm talking over 12,000 items in our Adult = Services Collection alone, what do you do?  What categories do you = use to make it really easy for your patrons to browse a smaller section = of the collection?  As you might guess, a couple of us who work a = lot with the sound recordings don't want to give up ANSCR, but we are = grossly outnumbered.  Any help is appreciated.  You can e-mail = me directly.  Thanks!

Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL   60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
www.aurora.lib.il.us


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