[Libs-Or] Classification Scheme for your staff Computer Files?

John Goodyear jgoodyear at ccrls.org
Mon May 4 12:00:04 PDT 2015

We have put A LOT of effort in to that Adam.  Would be glad to show you 
and discuss.

John Goodyear

On 5/4/2015 11:49 AM, Adam Carlson wrote:
> Hello,
> Our library has a shared networked drive for staff. It includes 
> thousands of files that we all use and share with each other. It is, 
> however, in need of better organization. We often times find ourselves 
> searching high and low for a file that we know is on the shared drive, 
> but we cannot find. Or we end up finding multiple versions of the same 
> file in different locations.
> At a staff meeting the other day we were recognizing that we need to 
> try to come up with a better way of organizing staff files. Librarians 
> should be great at coming up with a “classification scheme” for this.
> We will, of course, be brainstorming and researching this. But we 
> thought we would ask all of you.  Do you have any ideas on good ways 
> to organize staff files? Are there ways that have worked well or not 
> for you in the past? Are there file naming conventions you have used 
> that help? Has this topic been covered in previous posts? Are there 
> any articles or websites you would recommend on this topic?
> Thank you for any ideas you might have,
> *Adam Carlson*
> Circulation Supervisor
> McMinnville Public Library
> (503) 435-5556
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