StaffGuide: Serials Receiving & Processing

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Receiving--Creating Overview:

Receiving involves the reception of print serials (both continuation and periodical) in all formats, processing those print serials for circulation, and, then checking-in said serials.

This entails working in Sierra and OCLC catalogs and completing a variety of procedures:

  • Creating Check In Record Notes.
  • Creating and editing check-in records and cards as needed.
    • Maintain the validity of the check-in records and cards.
    • Notify the appropriate Serials Department Staff about serials titles going through any type of changes in order to help preserve the validity of the bibliographic records and other records.
  • Create check-in and item records as required.