Today we started moving books around, in pursuit of my long-held ambition to arrange all of our stock in shelfmark order. This is the cutting edge of information management!
Until now, this was the sequence of shelfmarks on the lower floor (Dewey classification, in tens):
900, 920, 930, 350, 940-999, 100, 110, 120, 140, 160-199, 200s, 300-330, 342.42, 370-399
It is Louise’s job to come up with a plan for how we would carry out the move, and supervise us while the work is being carried out. It’s a nice opportunity for me sit back and let someone else lead.
I was a bit worried that I might have pushed Adrienne to the limit, but the restorative powers of caffeine and sugar over a tea & muffin break spurred her on to a strong push to the finish! She explained that her earlier complaining was a clever strategy to encourage Louise and I to bond, and come together to support a weaker member of the team, and she was very pleased about how well her ploy had worked.
It was an excellent team effort and we shifted HEAPS of books this afternoon. The project is not yet complete, but it’s moving on apace and I’m looking forward to everything being in the right order at last 🙂