>So we have to humanly check the skinny books with labels on the covers?
Good question. I know that this was talked about in the very early
development stages of shelvar, but I didn't see what the solution or
workaround was... a ping to [log in to unmask] might get the question
On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Harper, Cynthia <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So we have to humanly check the skinny books with labels on the covers?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Becky Yoose
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:14 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Identifying misshelved items
> Hi Cab,
> >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.
> Becky Yoose
> 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!
> > Best,
> > Cab Vinton, Director
> > Plaistow Public Library
> > Plaistow, NH