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Friday, November 4 • 1:01pm - 1:11pm
Lightning Round: Confident Shifting for Complex Moves

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As long as librarians have been collecting books they have been shifting books. This paper explains how before a single book is ever moved librarians can know where each book should belong after a shift. This method allows you to leave more space for some sections of your collection than others. The method also works if you change the number of shelves in the collection. You can specify growth space on certain parts of the collection while letting math formulas dynamically determine the amount of books allocated to the rest of the shelves. While all of this could be done with paper and pencil, the author links to a spreadsheet example that makes parts of the process easier.

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Joshua Lambert

Head of Access Services, Missouri State University Libraries

Friday November 4, 2016 1:01pm - 1:11pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom