Between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007 Technical Services
added 31,898 pieces of material to the catalog and withdrew 10,325 resulting in
21,573 pieces added. This statistic includes all types of materials.
In addition, 3 paper periodical titles were added and 16
withdrawn. 1,987 periodical volumes were sent to the bindery along with 1,214
books. 10,743 pieces of periodical mail were received and 855 books were
After the third floor inventory was completed, we began barcoding the Reference Collection as well as materials in the book room. As of June 16,572 volumes in reference (Geoff, Shirley, Kim) and 4,343 book room materials were barcoded Jerri . There are now three ranges left to do in reference.
The book room is finished although some problem items need to be fixed.
Jocelyn processed 760 shipping lists and six disposal lists.
In addition, she has created and/or edited 7,600 electronic links. She has
deleted 4,280 records from the catalog and OCLC for older materials that we no
longer had. 4,135 fiche with incorrect Sudocs numbers were corrected. Three ranges of documents were moved to make
room for the Writing Center.
On January 1, 2007 Prema Shastry's position changed from faithful volunteer to faithful casual. This change was one of the smartest decisions we made this
Barb Shipman processed three large journal gifts in film,
ornithology and medicine. She and Pat Johnson have continued to check
incomplete paper volumes against Jstor. If the journal is available electronically and if illustrations are not a factor then
the paper volume is withdrawn. The project is about half finished.
Nicole inventoried the 3,500 titles of the Gaylor gift. She created a spreadsheet with pertinent information, which was sent to an appraiser. After the appraisal was completed she assisted in weeding questionable materials and then moved the collection to its permanent home. Jerri has provided Nicole with
cataloging training and she is helping to catalog these materials. In the past
three weeks or so 173 items have been done, but that of course is really next
In addition about 51 OU thesis entries and 51 copies have
been cataloged along with some films, archival materials, etc. Large monthly
and smaller weekly Marcive authority loads were processed.
In June TS hosted Rebecca Krystyan, a Kent State University Library Science intern, for 90 hours, supervised by Ann Pogany. She also spent 10 in Reference and Instruction. During the 90 hours Rebecca weeded and organized an amazing 6 1/ 2 boxes of sheet music. She created an excel file which includes composer, title and other pertinent information about the piece, e.g., accompaniment, unusual aspects, voice, etc. She then organized the sheet music in boxes to correspond to that file so that a student can readily type up cards for the music along with their location in the vertical files, if that is way we wish to continue processing them. She will be writing a paper on the best way to
provide access to sheet music in a library from the musicians point of view. She can readily speak to that since she is has undergraduate degree in music from Oakland University. I look forward to reading that paper.
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