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Changes in P&P

See the message from Joseph below. The main change is that what is currently the P&P repairs shelf will become the “In Process” shelf and contain both items that need to be relabeled/repaired/rebound AND items that need to be re-cataloged. Hopefully, signage will be clear at circ.

GIFTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE SEPARATE ON THE BOTTOM SHELF.

From Joseph:
“I wanted to let you know that we’ve done some staff reorganization in Collection Services (CS) and starting Monday, Marlena Evans will be in charge of the Materials Processing Unit instead of me. She’ll supervise the student Processing Assistants, monitor the flow of materials through the unit, make sure new media materials are repackaged as needed, etc. I’ll continue to manage our preservation and binding program, supervise Ginny the Binding and Conservation Technician, and will be working more and more in Special Collections.

We’ve also made some adjustments in the way we would like to receive items from Circulation Services when they need to be recataloged, reprocessed, or repaired. From now on, please mark all items you’re sending down to Collection Services as in process, not “in repair” as you have routinely been doing. To remember this change, just think about the fact that the items are “in process” when you get them from CS, and when you send them back to CS you should return them to the “in process” status. Please put everything on the old oak cart in 134. Ginny will sort the items and forward things as needed to Marlena. This actually simplifies the process for Circ since you won’t need to think about which items go to which work group. As always, notes with the item like “label wrong”, “case broken”, “to oversize” are very helpful and much appreciated, whether they’re on a P&P slip or a post-it note.”

Collection Mgmt move timing and requesting in process materials

A message from Joseph: “Please be aware that Acquisitions, Cataloging, and End Processing are all moving offices in the next few days.  I’ve just processed a batch of rushes and except for desperately needed items we will not be processing anything until mid-week next week.  If you have request for items in process, please explain the situation to the requestor and try to keep expectations realistic.”