Technical Services and Collection Management

The Technical Services and Collection Management Unit supports and enhances the educational and research needs of our students, faculty, and staff through effective collection assessment, acquisition, and discovery of quality information resources.  The Unit consists of the following five teams:

  • Continuing Resources and Governments Documents Team.  Responsibilities for this team include government documents; print periodicals and standing orders; binding and repairs; Serials Solutions e-journal MARC record loads.
  • Electronic Resources Team.  Responsibilities include the Serials Solutions knowledgebase and link resolver; proxy server configuration file content; MARC record loads for e-books; troubleshooting electronic databases, e-journals, and e-books.
  • Standards Management and Assessment Team.  Responsibilities for this team include ILS database management and authority control; load profile specialists and liaison to IT; final authority on local cataloging standards; physical processing; maintaining statistics and documentation; training and problem resolution.
  • Metadata and Monographic Resources Team.  Responsibilities include metadata for digitized special collections; monographic cataloging of books, media, and other special formats; ETDs cataloging; collection level workforms.
  • Collection Management Team.  Responsibilities include monographic acquisitions; gifts; approvals; PDA/DDA; weeding and relocations; collection assessment; collaboration with subject specialists and Information Access Committee.

If and When Kronos Fails (For Student Workers)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
-  Report to immediate supervisor (Library Specialist) any issue with clocking in and out. If Kronos gives an error message, report this as well. For instances when Kronos is not recording, or is incorrectly recording time, make sure to report to your supervisor when you arrive, when you clock in and out for lunch, and when […]

Undifferentiated Names in Backstage Notification Files

Monday, March 21st, 2016
- In our quarterly update (Notification) service, we often have name authority records that are spun off of undifferentiated name records we have in our catalog. These records appear in the NAME.NEW and the NAME.CHG files. Undifferentiated name records were allowed under AACR2: if a cataloger found a conflict between two writers but could not find […]