Thursday, August 26, 2010
Daily Thoughts 8/26/2010
It is interesting times again. My library is going to be open on Sundays for half a day instead of a full day Saturday. http://www.lohud.com/article/20100826/NEWS02/8260346/Yonkers--Mount-Vernon-public-libraries-may-remain-closed-on-Saturdays-in-fall
Today I talked to two other libraries about Ingram which is a distributor. People have used them for standing order plans and to get new books. Apparently, they have very fast turnaround time in delivering new material. It is something to consider. Ingram uses BISAC (Book Industry Standards and Communications) for their classification scheme which is what is used by the publishing industry and bookstores. Public libraries tend to use the Dewey Decimal classification scheme, and academic libraries in the United States use Library of Congress classification.
I also spent some time updating the Bookletters web page for recommended widgets, created a form for tracking missing items and made sure the new book displays were in order. Today went very smoothly.
I read a little more of the Facebook Era. The author is writing about how to create connections in networks like Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter.
I am considering taking the Fundamentals of Acquisitions Class in September. It is a four week course.