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Collection Services Policy and Procedure Manual: SEARCHING

Searching in GOBI

Presently this searching is done by the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Law Library.  The Admin Assist receives bi-weekly notices from Yankee about new batches of titles for us to select from.  These are picked based on our profile with Yankee.  Basically anything classed in any of the K schedules and Native American titles classed in E are sent to us.  There is a 3 ring binder kept in Collection Services that has the complete profile and a version in Nancy's email.  We update this as needed.   Cindy sets up a folder of titles that she searches. All librarians can look thru this folder and add their comments on whether to purchase or not.  Lee is the final decision maker.

Cindy searches our catalog (LLCAT) and notes whether we have the title or not and whether we have an Ebrary copy.  She then searches WorldCat Discovery and notes how many libraries total own it; how many law libraries own it, and how many OK libraries own it. She notes if particular law libraries have it - see list below.  She searches in WorldCat by ISBN number.  See sample below of her notes after searching = 30 total libraries have the title, none in Oklahoma; 16 total law libraries own it including Creighton, Drake, Georgetown; not purchased by any MAALL law libraries in Gobitween

 

 

6/5/2012

30-TL;0-OK;16-LL-CRTN,DRAKE,GT;0-GB

 

  Cindy notes whenever these libraries own the title that she is searching.  They were chosen by the former director and associate director but we are still using this criteria:

 MAALL AND OKLAHOMA LAW LIBRARIES:

 

Tulsa - Tulsa Law Univ

CRTN - CREIGHTON UNIV Law

Drake - DRAKE UNIVERSITY Law

IL - ILLINOIS INST OF TECH CHICAGO KENT LAW

St.L - SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY  Law

Schmid - SCHMID library, Univ of Nebraska

KS - UNIV OF KANSAS/LAWRENCE Law

MO - UNIV OF MISSOURI Law

OU - UNIV OF OKLAHOMA Law

WA - WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Law

WC – Washington College Law

 

OTHER LIBRARIES:

YL – Yale Law

HV – Harvard Law

GW – George Washington Law

NYU - New York University Law

GT - Georgetown law

 

 

 

Searching for prices

Circ may ask for replacement costs for books that patrons have lost or damaged.  Here are places to use for that purpose:

 

1.  Go to Amazon.com to get prices for newish type items (published since 1990).  Often times you can find out of print books here as well as new books. 

 

2.  Other places to go for prices are the publisher website.
 

 

3.  A good place to go for comparison shopping for older material is AddAll.com.  It searches many places such as Amazon, Alibris, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURE

Searching is one of most important things we do

Searching in OCLC

There are several versions of OCLC for use in searching -- WorldCat listed on our database page and Connexion which is used by Collection Services exclusively.

 

Worldcat can be searched by keyword as well as by author, title, isbn, issn.  You can limit by date, type of material, audience, etc.  Once the search is run you can also limit it by chosing only books, or internet, or serials, etc. 

 

Connexion has 2 different versions - one called connexion browser; one called connexion client. 

----- The Connexion Browser works through the internet though you have to log on.  It has very robust searching capabilites but it has a very poor export function.  It is the only way to work with our local holdings - entering, editing, and deleting.

------The Connexion client is a program that has to be downloaded to your computer.  It's searching has gotten much better and it is the preferred way to download/export records into Voyager.

 

Here are some links to OCLC searching material ---

Connexion Browser information

http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/connexion/browser/  

Searching in the browser

http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/connexion/browser/cataloging/find_bib_records/find_bib_records_pdf.pdf

 

Connexion client documentation

http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/connexion/client/default.htm

 

We have also have a paper guide from OCLC entitled

    --Connexion: Searching WorldCat Quick Reference

Searching gift books

SEARCHING GIFT BOOKS

1.  If we have the gift book (exact title, author, edition and year)

         WRITE DOWN CALL NUMBER 

        WRITE DOWN HOW MANY COPIES WE HAVE AND WHERE THEY ARE 

2.  If we have other editions [3rd, 4th, etc.] or years of this title but not this one

        WRITE DOWN THE MOST RECENT ONE WE HAVE   --   EDITION AND YEAR 

3.  If we don’t have this exact book or any other editions/years of it

      WRITE “NO” ON THE INSIDE FRONT COVER, TOP RIGHT CORNER 

 

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