Tiny collection

Isabel Danforth danforth at tiac.net
Thu Dec 11 17:48:40 EST 1997

I used ProCite as a database for a small library.  We purchased the LC cd
roms from which i pulled my marc records, and then uploaded them into
ProCite.  This provided a nice tool to use for searching.  

ProCite now has a windows version I am told.  When I used it, we were
operating with the DOS version.

We had perhaps 900 items in the collection.  For circulation, we had cards
that people signed and left in a box in the library.  Perhaps a dozen items
were circulating at one time.


At 11:42 AM 12/11/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Not a web question, but maybe someone's done this before.
>I'm volunteering to reorganize and revitalize a tiny fine
>arts library collection at a non-profit agency.  About
>2000 volumes, mostly musical scores and books.  About half
>the collection has been cataloged in LC.  
>I would like to computerize collection access, but we don't
>need and can't afford a full-fledged automated system.  I
>was thinking a good database for searching and then still
>used a manual card check-out system.  Is there a database
>that can be set up to accept Marc fields which could be
>dumped at a later date into another automated system, or 
>would we have to start from scratch?
>Since I'm doing this as a volunteer, I'm expecting a lot of
>time to elapse before the whole project is done.
>Thanks for the input.
>Kathy Kendall
>Mentor Public Library
>kk at harbocom.net
Isabel L. Danforth   Reference Librarian, Wethersfield Public Library
danforth at tiac.net     Coordinator of Librarians' Online Support Team

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