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Record Set Survey Responses

A couple weeks ago, CCS asked: How does your library use record sets?

Thank you to all the libraries who responded to our newsletter survey! It sounds like you are all doing some interesting work with record sets. If your library did not have a chance to respond to the survey but would like to share (or you would like to add to your library's response), please email help@ccslib.org or open a help ticket. We will update this page as we receive new responses!

How does your library use record sets?

Crystal Lake:

  • We're currently using record sets for changing status or shelf location. For example, when books are moving from material type Book New to Book and shelf location New Books to Mystery (or wherever they should live); when items are moving from regular shelves to Storage or from Storage to regular shelves; or when materials are being withdrawn.

  • We also have 2 carousels on our catalog landing page that are populated by record sets, and several links to new or on-order materials that are maintained by record sets.

  • Our processing clerk uses record sets to print labels - one record set for each shelf of the cart she's working on. Helps to keep items in order. We track Bindery shipments this way as well.

  • We track our genealogy materials that are owned by the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society but housed here at Crystal Lake using a record set (since they don't have a separate shelf location).

Des Plaines:

In addition to bulk changes by Technical Services, we:

  • link to new materials. A given record set is either curated by Reference/Readers Services or self-updated by shelf location.

  • link to book club lists and reading lists. We also use