We have brought a number of small libraries like this into C/W MARS.  We
require the libraries to have 80% of their collection in the system and
their patrons entered before they can circulate on the ILS.  Part of the
reason for requiring the collection to be in the system is we have found
that patrons can get very frustrated if they find a lot of items are not in
the system.  The libraries we are bringing on board generally do a patron
registration drive also to get them into the system.

Tim Spindler
Executive Director

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:50 PM, Schooff, Rose (LVA) <
rose.scho...@lva.virginia.gov> wrote:

> Up until now we have only dealt with libraries that had established
> catalogs.  I now have a very small library that only has a card catalog and
> their books are not barcoded.
> Where do I start?  I know the new librarian has started with weeding and
> that is always my first suggested step.
> Do we barcode the books first or as they are added to the Virginia
> Evergreen Libraries catalog?
> I would think they would register patrons as they borrow books.
> Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
> —
> Rose M. Schooff
> Technology Consultant
> Library Development and Networking
> The Library of Virginia
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