We shelve alphabetically by title. However, we shelve TV shows along
with the movies and I plan to ask public service staff what they think
of separating those and maybe foreign films out for separate shelving.
(Though I do think there's a serendipity factor at work for patrons when
everything's shelved together.) I've never been much for shelving by
category or genre, principally because it makes title searches more
difficult--you have to know the genre first. I do like the idea of a
genre listing on the library's catalog or web site--a page where
patrons could go for a nice clean listing of titles under each category.
Hasn't happened here yet but someday . . .
Johnson County Library
Overland Park, KS
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Eileen
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 11:05 AM
Subject: [Videolib] shelving by genre
This is a question for public libraries:
How do you shelve your feature films? Do you have one long alphabetical
run by title or do you subdivide by genre?
Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
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