We had two libraries that came into Missouri Evergreen un-automated and without a usable shelf list. (A usable shelf list could be sent off to Backstage or somewhere to be turned into MARC...but they still would have to touch every item to put a barcode on it.) In both instances, we set up their org unit and made it invisible and unavailable for filling holds from other libraries. They took each item, barcoded it, and cataloged it/attached it to existing records. We also got everything set up for settings/policies/etc. When they were all finished with the cataloging, we flipped them to visible and holdable. They registered patrons and gave them cards as the patrons came in.
Best, Debbie Debbie Luchenbill Evergreen Coordinator MOBIUS 111 E. Broadway, Ste. 220 Columbia, MO 65203 deb...@mobiusconsortium.org <debo...@mobiusconsortium.org> 573-234-4914 https://mobiusconsortium.org <http://mobiusconsortium.org> Missouri Evergreen Help Desk: h...@mobiusconsortium.org / 877-312-3517 http://libraries.missourievergreen.org On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:50 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 > 800 E. Broad Street > <https://maps.google.com/?q=800+E.+Broad+Street%0D+Richmond,+VA+%C2%A023219+%0D+804&entry=gmail&source=g> > Richmond, VA > <https://maps.google.com/?q=800+E.+Broad+Street%0D+Richmond,+VA+%C2%A023219+%0D+804&entry=gmail&source=g> > 23219 > <https://maps.google.com/?q=800+E.+Broad+Street%0D+Richmond,+VA+%C2%A023219+%0D+804&entry=gmail&source=g> > 804-692-3772 <(804)%20692-3772> > 804-310-7901 <(804)%20310-7901> > >