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Course Reserves for Fall Classes

Greetings! Please see the following note about Course Reserves. If you would like materials put on reserve in the Bio-Medical Library for fall classes, please place requests as soon as possible. For more information about course reserves, see http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/services/reserves. You may contact Pat Seeley (information at the end of the post) with questions about Course Reserves, or me (Liz Fine - evfine@umn.edu, 612-624-6492) with questions or any sort (or to be removed from this email list). Thanks!

The University Libraries are currently in the process of upgrading the software system that is used to create and manage all course reserve records, and reserve staff members are in training to learn how to utilize the new system. When installation has been completed (either Monday, Aug. 18 or Tuesday, Aug. 19) none of the reserve records from previous years will be carried over to the new system.

We are anticipating that the process of creating new bibliographic and item records for all reserve items will take longer than in previous years, due to staff unfamiliarity with the new system and the need to create everything “from scratch.? Therefore, we ask all faculty and staff who plan to place material on reserve at the Bio-Medical Library this fall to bring in your requests and all private copy material as early as possible. Although we will be working as rapidly as we can to process reserve material, please be aware that not every item may be available to be checked out to your students on the first day of classes.

Thank you,

Pat Seeley
Reserve Desk
278B Diehl Hall
Bio-Medical Library