Our main cataloging goals are:
1. to have good records in the catalog so that patrons can find what they need
2. to have the materials shelf-ready and in patrons' hands as quickly as possible
In order to help achieve these 2 goals, we are asking you to:
The videos in the middle column will help you learn to do these things on your own if you need assistance!
The Library Leadership Team created implemented a district Genrfying Policy during the 2017-2018 school year. This policy went into effect at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
If YOU choose to do original cataloging for any donated items or things that you have purchased from a retail store, we recommend a simple record with the following fields filled in using "Easy Editor" in Destiny:
Use Follett's ? button for each field if you need a refresher on how to enter information into any of these boxes.
Standardized processing from Media Processing @ Pflaum Rd. will look like this:
Barcode will be placed in the upper right corner of the back cover.
(slight adjustment down may be made if it will cover something that is considered important)
Spine label in same place (approx. 1” from bottom of spine).
Spine labels will have the appropriate standardized prefix on the top line:
DVD, E, FIC, dewey number, or PRO
3 letters of author’s last name (or editor’s last name) on the 2nd line.
EVERYTHING that you send to media processing will be done in this standard way.
Call Renae Ferraro at 663-1918.
Before you order from any vendor, please double check that the processing specs for your school are correct. If you're not sure about processing specs, Renae Ferraro is an excellent resource. Call her at 663-1918.
Media processing (at the Pflaum Rd. facility) will continue to provide these services for NEW orders:
You will add any special stamps or additional labels needed (Ex. a graphic novel sticker) once they arrive at your site.
If you choose to send book fair books or other NEW books to Pflaum Rd. they will provide the following processing services AS TIME PERMITS:
These items will be low priority for them, meaning that they will process them during slower ordering periods during the year. Expect items like this to take up to 6 months for completion.
Media Processing questions?
Call Barb Scholl at the Pflaum Rd. Purchasing Dept.
Phone : 204-6803