A tool for bookstocks management : class marks for free access

Bookstocks forward-looking management brings two obligations : the control of internal balances of intellectual contents of documents and of the material organization of these documents in the library. The important development of free access rooms has justified the use of class marks made from decimal classifications. These marks can be a very simple tool of bookstocks forward-looking management, provided that their use is controlled by a validation system, and that alarm signals are defined in order to control acquisitions and " weedings ".