K06 Making Your Item Records Make Sense

Pierce County Library System’s item record coding was a legacy from our previous ILS with over 170 collection codes. In an effort to improve customer/staff findability of materials, PCLS conducted a cross-departmental project to examine data needs and to create a structure for the item record coding. Other goals included being as intuitive as possible, to have data organized in a way that draws clear paths between the fields, and to reduce the number of stickers on the spine.

This session will cover our process, how we were successful gaining buy-in from all departments, and how this project improved reporting.

Presenters and Coordinators
Tracey Thompson
Collection Management Manager
Pierce County Library System

Heather Kaufman
Senior Collection Management Librarian
Pierce County Library System

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