Dewey Decimal Charts
Helpful charts identifying topics by Dewey numbers.
Finding Lexiles and Reading Levels
More about leveling and labeling books:
Read the full report, Diverse City, White Curriculum: The Exclusion of People of Color from English Language Arts in New York City, conducted by the NYU Metro Center and released by the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice.
Follett TitleWise Collection Analysis Report
Below are report setup instructions with in Destiny to help with the Data Collection Worksheet of the Collection Assessment Project.
The Destiny "Collection Age Report" can be printed as follows: "Reports" tab - Library Reports - Statistics "Collection Statistics-Summary" - "Age" Tab - Printable
A Destiny Collection Report for the Last School Year that also shows circulation can be printed as follows: "Reports" tab - Library Reports - Statistics "Collection Statistics-Historical" - (then set parameters and print). This shows one full school year of use data instead of a partial year.
Follett Products: Let’s be clear about these popular products
Destiny – an online library management system (circulation and catalog) that must be purchased with an annual technology/maintenance fee
TitleWise – a free, online collection analysis tool that produces a 15 page report based on your library’s MARC records which you upload to their site.
TitleWave – a free, online databases of titles (1.5+ million print, audiovisual, ebooks and educational materials) that you can search; includes award-winning titles, book reviews, titles in other languages, and reading levels including Lexiles
Note: Both TitleWise and TitleWave can be used by anyone. You do not need to own Destiny or any other Follett product, but you will be required to set up a free account to use them.
More Resources from Follett:
Larson, Jeanette. CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries. Austin: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 2008.
In 2012, chapters were added on ebooks.