September 12, 2006 by aklibrarian1
The reason to have a union catalog is that you will only have to update it once. I am updating all the libraries in my district with Lexile reading levels. The library software we use is set up so that you have to add the fields you need and then upload the records, the reindex the catalog twice. I still don’t know why it needs to be done twice, but it never works the first time. You do the same thing the second time and it works. I didn’t think computer programs worked that way.
I am off to Anchorage for a class in marketing your library. I hope I gain a lot of insight in what I can do better.