Transforming the Bodleian

Transforming the Bodleian


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Transforming the Bodleian by Michael Heaney

The transformation of the Bodleian Libraries provides an example of how major libraries can meet twenty-first century challenges: in 2008 it was facing a failed system installation, a failed plan to cope with its storage needs and the threat of losing status as a repository suitable to house important manuscripts. Three years later it had a new state-of-the-art repository already holding 7 million items under full automated control, a new advanced library system, transformed reader spaces and the reconstruction of its major building well under way; This was achieved in record-breaking time without significant interruptions in service.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110289213
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Current Topics in Library and Information Practice Series
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Heaney, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford;

Catriona Jeanne Cannon, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Michael Heaney, Bodleian Libraries, Universität Oxford;

Catriona Jeanne Cannon, Bodleian Libraries, Universität Oxford

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Introduction Sarah E. Thomas 1

Chapter 1 Background Sarah E. Thomas 5

Chapter 2 The Bod Squad Sarah E. Thomas Michael Heaney 23

Chapter 3 Finance Laura How 35

Chapter 4 The special collections Michael Hughes 43

Chapter 5 The purchase of electronic journal backfiles Jonathan McAslan 61

Chapter 6 The building of the Book Storage Facility Toby Kirtley 67

Chapter 7 Book Storage Facility ingest and retrievals operations Boyd Rodger 83

Chapter 8 'And moveth all together, if it move at all': the Bookmoves Project 2010-2011 Catríona Cannon 95

Chapter 9 Barcoding - the Inventory Control Project Michael Williams Alasdair MacDonald Cath Walsh 109

Chapter 10 The Book Storage Facility Information System Andrew Bonnie 137

Chapter 11 Implementation of a new integrated library system Dave Price 149

Chapter 12 Staff relocation Michael Heaney 163

Chapter 13 The creation of the Weston Library Richard Ovenden 175

Chapter 14 Underground Bookstore and Old Bodleian Access Project James Legg 191

Chapter 15 Reader services during a time of major changes Donald Mackay Alena Ptak-Danchak James Shaw 211

Conclusion Catríona Cannon 223

Index 225

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