Ditching Dewey Part II: First Round of Data Entry… Check!

I think we have at least two more to go.  Fun.

Quick recap… I am completely reorganizing and re-cataloging my school library. The first step was to completely and painfully weed the collection.  We got rid of anything more than 13 years old (unless we felt we needed it).  The second step, and the one we just finished, was to separate the fiction section into genre-based categories in Destiny.

Now, we can go back and change all of the call numbers, based on those categories.  Right now, all of our fiction books have call numbers that begin with FIC.  So, The Lightning Thief is FIC RIO, and Looking for Alaska is FIC GRE.  Now, the call numbers will reflect the genre.  Those two titles will be FAN RIO and RF GRE for Fantasy and Realistic Fiction.

We are also going to re-sticker everything.  My awesome husband, a graphic artist, created genre stickers for the spines.  I made sure that they fit in an Avery 5428 label.  I was looking for something black and white and clean and modern.  I think they came out gorgeous- they are going to really class up the library.

One of our new and improved spine labels!

One of our new and improved spine labels!

After everything is re-stickered, we can reorganize.  Because, really?  A big wall of random “fiction” isn’t very kid-friendly.


Have a great day!