Last updated Tue Apr-12-2011  13:23
 
 
RUSH Cataloging
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Until further notice, follow the routing directions under
Soft cover binding policy to deal with bindery funds shortfall
 
 
There are various types of rush cataloging.  Those that need original cataloging are usually handled by the Cataloger of the Week. All rush cataloging, especially Rush Patron Request and RBR Request are done the same day the requested material enters Cataloging or by the next day. Sometimes, depending on the volume and type of rush requests, the cataloging may take longer, but should be done within a week. In all cases the Rush flag remains with the material once it is inserted.
 
  1. Rush Patron Request (pink flag). These requests for “In Cataloging” material are hand carried from Circulation. After cataloging, all materials are put into clear plastic folders and hand carried to Circulation. Upon material being returned, Circulation will return materials to Head of CatSS for labeling.
 
  • Reserve Book Room (RBR) Request (pointed buff flag). After cataloging, hardcovered books are labeled and put on the SL shelf in the Mailroom for routing to Sinclair twice a day. Softcovered books are treated as hardcovers (per Carla Brum, 08⁄23⁄07). RBR will send softcovers to Preservation after the titles go off of Reserve.
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  • Rush (buff flag) [Selector indicates Rush on the worksheet or just inserts Rush flag into the item.] After cataloging, both hardcovered and softcover books are put on the hardcover truck in Cataloging. Labeling checks once a day for RUSH items. After labeling, the pieces will be delivered to Circulation. Circulation will send the softcover pieces to Preservation after the pieces have been returned.
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  • Rush⁄Notify (buff flag + light yellow flag) [Selector indicates Rush on the worksheet and includes name of patron to be notified.] CatSS adds the light yellow Notify flag. After cataloging, process is same as III above.
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  • Rush⁄Hold (buff flag + green flag) [Selector indicates on worksheet Rush and Hold for patron.] CatSS adds the green Hold flag. After cataloging, hardcovered and softcovered books are labeled and hand carried to Circulation. Circulation will send the softcover pieces to Preservation after the pieces have been returned.
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  • Hold [Selector does not indicate Rush, but indicates Hold for patron on worksheet.] These are handled as Rush by Cataloging. A Rush flag is inserted by CatSS. After cataloging, hardcovered and softcovered books are labeled and hand carried to Circulation. Circulation will send the softcover pieces to Preservation after the pieces have been returned.
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  • Reference material [Selector does not indicate Rush.]. These are handled as Rush by Cataloging. A Rush flag is inserted by CatSS. After cataloging, process is same as III above. If the material comes to Cataloging already indicated as Rush and with a Rush flag inserted, the procedure for Rush (see III above) is followed.
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  • Rare material. All rare materials are handled as Rush by Original Cataloging.
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