"Every call number begins with three numbers, followed by various letters and/or number combinations. The numbers correspond to subject areas.
There are ten major subject groupings. Each of these is then divided and subdivided into more specific disciplines. For example,
000-099 Computers, information & general reference
100-199 Philosophy & psychology
300-399 Social sciences
371 School management; special education
372 Elementary education
373 Secondary education
374 Adult education
376 Education of women
377 Schools & religion
378 Higher education
700-799 Arts & recreation
900-999 History & geography
Read the call numbers line by line, for example, the call number for the book Future Thinking by Ann Sturgess is:
|370.152||Identifies that this book belongs to the category of education.|
|STU||Based on the last name of the author, Sturgess|
To find this book:
"Tutorial: Call Numbers." University of Canterbury Library. http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/infolit/tutorials/callnumbers3.shtml. 27 February 2017.
When books are retrieved from the book bin or returned by a patron, discharge the book in Voyager and then place it in call number order on the appropriately labeled shelf next to our Permanent Reserves collection.
We use the following shelves for our items:
Most books will be placed on the shelf reading "Dewey Returns." Check the back cover or page of the book to make sure it has an RFID tag (a small white square-shaped sticker). Other items are separated based on whether they are DVDs, Periodicals, or Fiction/Reference/Theses.
When it's time to shelve materials, bring the materials to the back offices (using a book cart, if necessary) to the computer station closest to the kitchen. There will be a black RFID pad next to the computer. Log in to the computer using the Circulation Desk login credentials (username: circdesk). Open the RFID software and set it to "Check-In." Open Voyager and click "Discharge." Place the materials on the pad and you will see the corresponding titles and number of items display in both Voyager and the 3M software (see image below).
Tip: You can place multiple items on the RFID pad at once.
Once all items have been sensitized, locate a staff member to escort you up the back elevator to the stacks.
Please keep in mind that materials are located in different areas. Most of our collection is located in the stacks upstairs. Fiction/Reference/Theses and DVDs are shelved downstairs on the 2nd floor.
To use our compact shelves, press the green arrows on the row you wish to access. Sometimes the lights may flash red, just above the "STOP" button. If so, a patron may be in an area in which the shelves would need to be moved. However, this is not always the case. Check to see if anyone or anything is in the area in which the shelves need to be moved. If not, simply press the red "STOP" button. Now you should be able to press the green buttons in order to access the desired shelf.
In the event that there are no obstructions in the aisles and the shelves do not move, alert a staff member.
To override shelves that will not move, there is a battery pack located in the "Tech Sandbox" closet. Unplug the battery and take it to the shelf you wish to move. Plug the cord into the shelf, just below the red STOP button, and hold down the appropriate green arrow button on the shelf to move it. Be sure that there is nothing and no one in the aisle as you move the shelf.
If there are any problems with our compact shelving system, please contact:
Brian Funnell, Service Manager
Donnegan Systems, Inc.
170 Bartlett Street
Northborough, MA 01532
800-222-6311 ext. 233
Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115