We have 4 libraries doing this currently (cataloging into our consortium)! We do wait until the library has reached a critical mass (80%+) of their collection before issuing cards and granting their patrons access to the consortium (to encourage timely cataloging of their collection). We've also instituted a program in the last year where experienced staff from other area consortium libraries come in for work days to help out with the process of getting the materials in. As with the others, we barcode as we go, especially as additional weeding tends to happen as catalogers actually handle the item and can reevaluate based on consortium availability of a given title (How many copies of that 1960s edition classic *do* we really need?). While in the cataloging phase, the collections are hidden and untargetable.
Congrats on your new member! -Anna Anna Goben Evergreen Indiana Coordinator Indiana State Library 140 N Senate Ave Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-234-6624 Fax: 317-232-3713 From: Open-ils-general [mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Schooff, Rose (LVA) Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:50 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Question about a small library without a catalog to migrate **** This is an EXTERNAL email. Exercise caution. DO NOT open attachments or click links from unknown senders or unexpected email. **** ________________________________ 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 Richmond, VA 23219 804-692-3772 804-310-7901