Despite dozens of hours already working on computerizing the school library database, I estimate that I’m only about 19% completed with the task. I set myself back a little today by suggesting to the librarian that we remove from the collection a number of books that I had already catalogued. They were all just portions of the Living Bible, which we already have in our reference section. There were probably more that I could have removed, but that was depressing enough.
The progress is slow, because I not only have to enter the data into the database, but I usually have to make a new spine label for the book, because it either doesn’t have one or has one that is incorrect. Furthermore, most of the books aren’t in order currently, so I have to shuffle them around as I go along. The library is filthy, too. I think the students cleaned it at the end of the school year, but it started building up dust fast. The librarian came and helped me for a few hours today, and she also did a little cleaning.