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- Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 14:41:35 -0400
- From: Karen Perone <peroneka@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: inventory
Sylvia Winder wrote:
> I'm interested in ideas on doing an inventory of our library collection.
> We plan to do a "spot" inventory on the most heavily used areas.
> Ideas on what or what not to do, would be greatly appreciated.
Some basic ideas come to mind immediately, as inventory of our entire
collection (4 locations) has taken over my life this year. I am assuming
that you will be using the Inventory module with a B321 or similar device.
First, make sure the first and last items have the same location codes.
This may sound like a no-brainer, but our collection has items from
different locations interfiled (YA in with Adult, Western cassettes with
Western novels, etc.) This along with the next item can make or break
Make sure the first call number is less than the last call number and
that there is in fact a call number in the records. For instance, if you
use accession numbers for recordings, and the first CD is CD-4 and the
last CD is CD-1150, the system won't process it because it is reading
the call numbers as decimals.
If your collection is strictly LC or Dewey, you shouldn't have too many
Mieko Yamaguchi and I gave an IUG presentation a few years ago on
Creative Uses of Inventory to get around some of the processing problems
you may encounter along the way. The presentation is available on our
web site at http://www.rodman.lib.oh.us/iug/inventory.
There was a very good program on inventory this past IUG conference by
Sara Leake and Jill Engle. Details are on the IUG web site at
Karen Perone peroneka@xxxxxxxxxx
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- From: Sylvia Winder <sywinder@xxxxxxxxxx>