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COLLECTION MANAGEMENT USING III REPORTS: INVENTORY AND RELOCATION OF MATERIALS Teresa LePors & Shannon Tennant, Elon University.

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1 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT USING III REPORTS: INVENTORY AND RELOCATION OF MATERIALS Teresa LePors & Shannon Tennant, Elon University

2 Elon University Belk Library Elon founded in 1889 Belk Library opened January ,000 square feet Currently 350,000 volumes Dewey decimal system Went online in 1991 with DRA; migrated to Sirsi in 2004; migrated to III in 2006

3 Club Belk – Standing Room Only!

4 Inventory Using Create Lists

5 Historical Background Nearly every year since 1982 Typically inventory half of the collection Historically performed during two weeks library closed between graduation and summer school By the late 1990s, process took approx. two months

6 How it Worked Used shelflist drawers Worked in pairs – one person to call numbers, one person to look Used flags to mark missing or lost Clean-up performed by cataloger

7 2005 Statistics ,978 volumes contained in 137 shelflist drawers Took two months, June-August 535 missing volumes (0.4%) 129 lost volumes (0.1%) – which were deleted or replaced

8 And then came Millennium!

9 Create Lists

10 Settings for Inventory Shelflist

11 Finished List

12 Export to Excel

13 Adjust Import Settings

14 Final Step and Raw Data

15 Issues with Excel Spreadsheet

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17 Pros and Cons of Paper Shelflist Less bulky to transport than the drawers No partner needed Catch errors in the catalog, not just in the shelflist Easier to read report than cards No longer need to order or file shelflist cards QUICKER! Some minor sorting issues Foreign language characters display oddly Harder to straighten shelves because hands are full Amount of paper and toner used (paper is re-used by ILL and for scrap) AdvantagesChallenges

18 Clean-up The most important step! Any book that is a problem comes to Tech Services Examples of common problems: Call number on list doesnt match spine label on book Book does not appear on the shelflist Duplicate call numbers Spine label is falling off/unreadable Book needs repair Use Create Lists to run a list of all Missing books and search again Any book that is missing twice is Lost and then deleted or replaced Use Create Lists to run a list of all Lost books, including number of times circulated and publication year

19 Student Inventory Began summer of 2009 Lists and initial clean- up done by Circulation Librarian More interesting than shelf-reading! Program suspended due to cuts in student worker budget

20 Relocation of Materials Using Create Lists

21 Why Did We Outgrow Our Space? New University President in January Phi Beta Kappa initiative. Increased materials budget especially for print. Result:

22 Some Areas Became Extremely Crowded

23 Defying Gravity

24 Criteria for Moving Books Off-Site Books that have circulated two or fewer times since we began online circulation in Older editions of books for which we own newer editions. 2 nd copies of books that have not circulated regularly. Older reference books that arent regularly used. Print indexes that are duplicated online.

25 Satellite Shelving Facility

26 Use Create Lists to Identify Books With Low or No Circulation

27 Saved Query for Relocation Project

28 Exporting Fields

29 Raw Data Exported into Excel

30 Excel Data in Finalized Form

31 Working in the Stacks

32 Search Holds by Call Number

33 Summary Record of Item

34 Detailed Item Information

35 Detailed Circulation Information

36 Off-Site Shelving Trucks Ready for Processing

37 Item Use Three

38 Create List to Locate Item Use 3 Books

39 Retrieve Saved Query for Item Use 3

40 Rapid Update

41 Selecting fields

42 Select the Correct Location

43 Command table

44 Circulation Message

45 Satellite Shelving Statistics Number of Items Moved Off-Site Since Jan ,424 Circulation Statistics June 2006 – May items circulated June 2007 – May items circulated June 2008 – May items circulated June 2009 – May items circulated June 2010 – Present 94 items circulated

46 Stacks Management Project

47 After Shifting – Order Restored!

48 Benefits

49 Benefits of Inventory Clean catalog – if it says we have it, we have it! Neater shelves – books where they are supposed to be benefits patrons and staff (especially ILL) Staff cooperation Chance to physically examine the collection Opportunity for collection development

50 QUESTIONS? Teresa LePors Shannon Tennant


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