Thursday, October 16, 2008

Library Automation

The school year is well underway and I feel caught up with the automation process in the library. Most afternoons you will find me in the library attaching barcodes to books, if you want to help, just give me a call.

I am very excited about what students will be able to do with the new system. Those students who have been introduced to the L4U system caught on very quickly and were using the system immediately to find materials in the library. Having lived with out a card catalogue for most of this year, perhaps we got rid of it to quickly, it is very exciting and useful to have a data base for finding books, especially one which is so responsive.

Attaching barcodes has given me the opportunity to learn more about our collection and that's the silver lining in an otherwise tedious process.

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