Re: [Videolib] video browsing collection: LOC or "some other system"?

From: Kim Crowley <>
Date: Tue Aug 11 2009 - 13:01:06 PDT

We are a public library so we use Dewey for the instructional and documentary films and shelve by title for the feature films (fiction).

Kim Crowley, Director
Flathead County Library System phone: 406.758.5826
247 First Avenue East fax: 406.758.5868
Kalispell, MT. 59901-4598<>

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From: [] On Behalf Of Maureen Tripp []
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:28 PM
Subject: [Videolib] video browsing collection: LOC or "some other system"?

Finally, it’s going to happen—we’re going to start circulating video to students from open stacks.

The big stumbling block now is how to label the videos on the shelf—

Use the Library of Congress call number, or use some other title-based system—

I like using LOC, but others on the committee would prefer a more user-friendly system.

What says the collective wisdom?

Maureen Tripp
Media Librarian
Iwasaki Library
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

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