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Tuesday, June 4 • 9:30am - 10:20am
Destination Unknown: Repurposing a Collection Stuck in Transit

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In 2015, Covenant Seminary began implementing plans for a second campus. The Library received a donation of over 2,000 books to create a library on-site in Nashville, TN. Using a combination of paper work forms, Sierra Mobile Worklists, and simplified technical and physical processing, the bulk of this collection was ready to ship to Nashville within a year. When evolving realities on the ground failed to live up to expectations, library leadership decided this collection would best serve the institution’s needs if located on-site in St. Louis for the indefinite future. Using Create Lists, Excel, lots of math, and elbow grease, we set up this collection in a special location within the Covenant Seminary Library in St. Louis. We'll talk about barcode numbering; prepping and sorting physical books; quick technical and physical processing; collection development to augment the designated book donation; prep for shipment and unloading off-site; the actual set up when off-site became on-site; and the use of the collection and the space to-date.

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Steve Jamieson

Library Director, Covenant Theological Seminary

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Parliament II
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