Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Daily Thoughts 3/3/2010

Interior view of Appleton’s Bo... Digital ID: 809788. New York Public Library

Interior View of Appleton's Bookstore, 346 & 348 Broadway, New York, 1856

Daily Thoughts 3/3/2010

Tonight is the final chat for Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management on the ALA Connect site. I am looking forward to finishing the course.

Today I spent time trying out the ordering system for Book Wholesalers Inc.. I am finding Title Tales to be quite convenient and easy to use. Right now, I am preparing for tomorrows ordering meeting. I have quite a bit to discuss. I'll probably have to make some adjustments to the process. I had time to read an issue of Publishers Weekly, but not a whole lot else.

I learned that some university libraries are lending out pre-loaded kindles. They are quite popular. They do go out of the building. I just am surprised because of the value of the item in question. It would be like letting a laptop circulate outside of a library. I learned that the patron makes requests for what books will be loaded onto the kindle before it is circulated. It is a very interesting idea.

Our final discussion in the Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management was on displays and marketing. I learned that some libraries are able to pull images from their catalog of the new books which they have recently added.

Apparently this is done with SIRSI which is the system we are currently using. These images are being displayed on library web pages. This makes sense. All of the books in the public catalog include an image with them. We should be able to pull these for display on a web page.


1 comment:

Book Calendar said...

Thank you for the compliment.