So we have to humanly check the skinny books with labels on the covers?
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Becky Yoose
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Identifying misshelved items
>Thoughts on how best to tackle this? And no, shelf-reading while
is not an acceptable solution :-)
Awww, but you can shelf read with your phone! http://shelvar.com/ They claim to have an inventory part in development, but I am unaware of the ETA of the feature. I do know one of the main folks behind the app, though, if you want more info.
Discovery and Integrated Systems Librarian Grinnell College Libraries
On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 1:32 PM, Cab Vinton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We're doing inventory here and would love to combine this with finding
> items out of call number order. (The inventory process simply updates
> the datelastseen field.)
> Koha's inventory tool generates an XLS file in the following format
> (barcodes, too, actually):
> Title Author Call number The last jihad : Rosenberg, Joel, FIC
> ROSEN Home repair / Rosenbarg, Liz. FIC ROSEN Abuse of power / Rosen,
> Fred. FIC ROSEN California angel / Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor. FIC ROSEN
> What we'd ideally like is a programmatic method of:
> 1./ identifying items like Home Repair and Abuse of Power, and
> 2./ specifying where such misshelved titles are currently located.
> For fiction, we're mostly concerned with authors out of order (i.e.,
> title order *within* the same author can be ignored). For non-fiction,
> Dewey/ call number order is, of course, the desired result.
> Thoughts on how best to tackle this? And no, shelf-reading while
> scanning is not an acceptable solution :-)
> My VBA skills are seriously rusty at this point, and there are some
> complicating factors (e.g,. how to handle to books in a row which are
> misshelved -- the second book's location should be compared to the
> last correctly shelved book; see Rosen/ Rosenberg above).
> Has this wheel already been invented?
> Grateful for any & all suggestions!
> Cab Vinton, Director
> Plaistow Public Library
> Plaistow, NH