May 2012 Archives

NRL Processing Update 2

From email from Chris Koehler 5/22/12:

I'd like to give an update of the current status of updating the records for the EFW and Forestry Libraries as part of the Natural Resources Library (NRL) transfer in St.Paul.

As some of you might be aware the sub-library description for the sub-library codes TEFW, TFOR and TNRL is now displaying as "TC Natural Resources Library." Prior to the closure of the Forestry Library on May 13th the sub-library descriptions for TEFW and TFOR had reflected the former names of the branch libraries and TNRL had displayed as the EFW Library but now they are all displaying under the new name.

The holdings for the monograph records including the classified series have still not been updated from the TEFW or TFOR sub-library codes. The latest update I've received is that the staff in St.Paul are still reviewing and moving the books. They are trying to get this done soon but it might go into next week before the spreadsheets can go to Betsy to update the holdings. Please forward me any classified or cat sep items received on these records, I will hold them and process as soon as I know what the new locations are.

In the meantime I have updated the sub-library fields on the membership records to Magrath or NRL based on where the pieces received on the membership went. If you do run across any membership records the TEFW or TFOR sub-libraries let me know.

Finally, Scott Marsalis has just confirmed that the NRL and Plant Pathology unbound serials will no longer circulate which will bring them in line with Magrath and most other locations in the system. Chris Rose will be making global changes to the unbound item records to update the Item Statuses and I will need to have Michael Johnson run a macro to update the Item Statuses on all the Subscription Records for NRL, Plant Pathology and the transfered orders from Forestry & EFW to Magrath. Once the updates are made Scott will notify the staff in those locations that the new loan policy has taken effect. Let me know if you have any questions.

Send Claims field on tab 3 of subscription record

Per email from Yumiko Toyota-Kindler 5/21/12:

Some of us have recently discovered that some old issues of S type orders have never been claimed, despite the fact that their Exp. Arrival Dates had expired. After we looked into this further, it was found out that those issues never even appeared on the weekly S type claim list.

After I forwarded the info to Michael and Betsy, it was determined that the problem was caused by the Send Claims field on tab 3 of the subscription record set as "No". I always thought that field was for batch claiming, but obviously, it is not. Betsy/ET has started an SQL query to find the subscription records that say "No" in the Send Claims field. I have asked her to change all of them to "Yes", so this problem should not happen in future.

One important reminder: Choose the "Yes" radio button in the Send Claims field on tab 3 of the subscription record when you create new S type orders.

NRL processing update

Per email from Chris Koehler 5/11/12:

As you may be aware from Jerrie Bayer's announcement earlier this week the Forestry Library will be permanently closing this Sunday May 13, 2012 so I'd like to give an update of the current status of updating the former Forestry and EFW records.

Most of the periodicals orders have been updated to the correct locations of either Magrath or NRL but there are some problem items that we are trying to fix. Any periodicals received for which the order or subscription record still shows the TEFW or TFOR sublibrary can come to me to check on and fix.

The holdings for monographs have not been updated yet to their new sublibraries so I have not been able to update the order records for our standing orders to classified series and cat seps. I am assuming that they will get updated before this Monday so I'll be able to update the orders by the middle of next week but if that changes I will send out notice. There are some cat sep orders that will require the selectors to review to determine the new location so they will likely take longer to get updated. Any items received on these orders that don't have the new location can come to me.

The issues that were coming as gifts directly to the Forestry Library and sent up here for processing will be changed so they are sent and processed here at Wilson. I will be working on updating the orders and notifying the suppliers. The membership records will also need to be updated but they will be a lower priority so you may run across those for a bit longer.

If you have any questions or run across any unusual problems with these records let me know.

Changes in Arts & Humanities budget assignments

Per email from Fariha on 5/14/12:

Please note changes in budget assignments announced in Monday Memo in Arts & Humanities area:

New Liaison Assignments
Thanks to all of you who attended the farewell reception for Laura Dale Bischof last week. With Laura's departure, we have reassigned some subject liaison responsibilities in Arts and Humanities. Gordon Anderson will serve as liaison to the German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Department. Susan Gangl will assume responsibility for Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Incoming Librarian Yao Chen will cover the Linguistics Department, in addition to Asian Languages and Literatures.
- Jennie Burroughs