Submitted by Peter Liu
As part of the ongoing integration process with Middlebury, we have been looking at our respective internal work flows in technical services where need to be aligned.
Since the fall of 2008, the MIIS Acquisitions Librarian, Erika Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), has been using Blackwell and its Collection Manager as one of the primary book vendors. As a result, a majority of our recent book orders have being placed via Blackwell Library Services.
Beginning with the Spring 2009 semester, Erika is also handling all of our serials responsibilities. In addition to overseeing the purchasing, cancellation, invoicing, receipt, processing, and shelving of print periodicals and journals (including check-in, claiming, and binding), she now also manages the authentication, activation and maintenance of access to electronic journals through EBSCO’s A-to-Z list and electronic journals service (EJS).