Saturday, December 29, 2012
I have been using LiberOffice (Verdana, 16, Bold) to generate labels. I created a template and am saving each "as" because at this point I am only cataloging the animal non-fiction, and have not yet begun to blend in my picture books. It will be nice to go back to them to reprint rather than having to retype them all.
I also made up my own "allabout" designator for the books in each section that were about the category and not a specific breed. We'll see how it goes!
Posted by Mrs. Daigle at 4:30 PM
So here is my holiday process. I am trying to create resource lists in the catalog for each topic. I then print the list and create the labels. I am making pile for the (hopefully) eager group of teens that will join me New Year's day to afix them, along with the category label and a protector.
It is surprisingly easy to sort by topic, and I am amazed at how screwy Dewey has been for my students. So much shelving effort! (I suppose I should be worried about my ability to justify an aide after this, but I am not...)
I began to just sort and create labels, but need to go back and create the resource list. Without them, unfortunately, Destiny will not sort, as I discovered with the Geologist "K SCIENTIST" title.
Posted by Mrs. Daigle at 9:10 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
I have chosen the first strategy and I'm finding that as I recatalogue Dewey titles into Metis, the process goes faster.
Posted by Mrs. Daigle at 7:40 AM
Friday, December 7, 2012
I offered them the example of the Military dog book with the tank on the cover and asked... B Machines Military?, F Pets Dogs??, or K Community Military??? I loved the discussion! The bottom, line, even if we do not find the perfect spot for everything, my students are helping make the decisions.
I am giddy with excitement and enthusiasm and cannot get this done fast enough!
Posted by Mrs. Daigle at 12:28 PM