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1 BISAC A New Way to Organize with the Patron in Mind Deb Hoadley, Advisor Massachusetts Library System dhoadley@masslibsystem.org 866-627-7228 ext 309 (toll free in MA) 508-357-2121 ext 309

2 2 BISAC Categories BISAC Categories (Book Industry Subject and Category Codes) ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ARCHITECTURE ART BIBLES BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY BODY, MIND & SPIRIT BUSINESS & ECONOMICS COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS COMPUTERS COOKING CRAFTS & HOBBIES DESIGN* DRAMA EDUCATION FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS FICTION FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY GAMES GARDENING HEALTH & FITNESS HISTORY HOUSE & HOME HUMOR JUVENILE FICTION JUVENILE NONFICTIONJUVENILE NONFICTION LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES LAW LITERARY COLLECTIONS LITERARY CRITICISM MATHEMATICS MEDICAL MUSIC NATURE PERFORMING ARTS PETS PHILOSOPHY PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY REFERENCE RELIGION SCIENCE SELF-HELP SOCIAL SCIENCE SPORTS & RECREATION STUDY AIDS TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING TRANSPORTATION TRAVEL TRUE CRIME MLS: Deb Hoadley 5/2/12

3 From the BISAC bible MLS: Deb Hoadley 5/2/123

4 4 Record and label changes MLS: Deb Hoadley 5/2/12

5 5 Motivation & Innovation Browsability Searchability Items are placed together by category based on a language system, not numerical system Collection development will be easier Customer satisfaction Staff time will be used for more patron interaction & readers advisory MLS: Deb Hoadley 5/2/12

6 6 Final Layout

7 Justification Statistical data to support Patrons love the new layout of the library Patrons love the ability to look at the sections and find what they are looking for Shelving is easier No conflict with consortium/just a change in local call number 7MLS: Deb Hoadley 5/2/12

8 Information Webinar by National Book Network http://pdfs.nbnbooks.com/BI/SAC/BISACWebinar.pdf http://pdfs.nbnbooks.com/BI/SAC/BISACWebinar.pdf Book Industry Standard Group http://www.bisg.org/http://www.bisg.org/ Book publishers are putting categories on backs of books http://waltshiel.com/2009/09/14/to-bisac-or- not-to-bisac/http://waltshiel.com/2009/09/14/to-bisac-or- not-to-bisac/ http://www.slideshare.net/DHoadley_Langley/bisac- a-new-way-to-organize-with-the-patron-in-mind http://www.slideshare.net/DHoadley_Langley/bisac- a-new-way-to-organize-with-the-patron-in-mind http://guides.masslibsystem.org/BeyondDewey MLS: Deb Hoadley 5/2/12 8


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