Help me organize a library with lots of unbound materials
April 19, 2012 12:02 PM Subscribe
I'm helping a tiny non-profit to organize their materials into a library. How should I deal with all the unbound print materials, such as print-offs of journal articles, maps, posters, and so forth?
The collection is diverse, including books and bound reports. However, a large percentage is loose-leaf articles and so on. I want to use LC call numbers for shelving, but now that I'm seeing the volume of loose items I am having thoughts about how that will work.
Caveats: Any expenses for the project would be coming out of pocket, since the non-profit is very under-funded. I am a volunteer, trying to get professional experience. They don't have a scanner or any means of digitization, and all I have is a dinky old flatbed. What they do have is a large area of shelving with Princeton files, and a large filing cabinet. I am using Mendeley to catalog the individual items.
Any input will be very much appreciated!