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Technical Services Department of the Library is responsible
acquiring and processing library materials to complement the
- A faculty
member from each college will serve as Library
liaison receives purchase requests from faculty members
obtains signatory approval from his/her dean. (For more
details, and links to forms, click
requests are submitted to the Library Director.
effort is made by the acquisitions staff to satisfy faculty
requests. Out-of-print items or materials available only
through independent or specialty publishers may require
additional time to procure. Whenever possible, hardbound
copies are requested in order
to extend the circulation life of the item. Many factors
may extend the time necessary to complete an order.
the item is received, it must be cataloged and processed
it can be checked out.
Cataloging is the act of entering a descriptive record
of the book or item into the Library’s database.
Processing involves labeling the item for shelf identification
and making other physical changes to the object.
the item is ready to be placed on the shelves, the liaison
will be notified, and he/she will notify the requesting
online catalog may be consulted to determine when an item
is available and to confirm its location and call number.
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