Responsibilities by Staff Member

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Please consult the list below to determine which staff to contact in the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department to address particular problems or issues.

Authorities: Dave Van Kleeck

  • Ex: You find a cross-reference in the catalog that leads nowhere; you find records for works by J.D. Salinger under Salinger, J.D. … and under Salinger, Jerome David … in the library catalog.

FLARE TransfersCatalog Problems

Macro Express: Greg Allen

Miscataloged materials and other cataloging related issues: Catalog Problems

  • Ex: All the other volumes in this series are classed together, but this one’s classed separately; the Aleph record for a book has no subject headings at all; a book has been given a QA call number, but you’re sure it should be QC.

Serials Added Volumes:

No open order: Hank Young

Serials without records in Aleph (i.e., new serial titles): Hank Young

Serial title changes: Hank Young

New materials (not yet cataloged; not gifts): Catalog Problems

  • Ex: You find a book in someone’s office that is owned by the library but is uncataloged or you decide an uncataloged foreign document should be cataloged.

Post-cataloging & Aleph Problems: Catalog Problems

  • Ex: You have a book to be withdrawn, transferred, or reclassified from Dewey to LC; you have a book with an unlinked item record; there is a typo in the title on Aleph; you can’t find the record for a cataloged book on Aleph.

Processing & Labeling Problems: Sam Fraleigh

  • Ex: You find a book whose label has fallen off; the book belongs in LAC, but does not have a + above the call number.

Rush Requests: Sam Fraleigh

  • Ex: A patron asks you about the Rush Request he turned in previously.

Have a question for someone in the Acquisitions & Collections Services DepartmentGovernment Documents Cataloging Unit, or the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE)? Contact information can be found on their sites.