Technical Services

The Technical Services department acquires and makes available relevant print and non-print materials that help fulfill the library’s overall mission. The Technical Services staff oversees the acquisition of materials, cataloging, collection development and collection maintenance. Additionally, Technical Services, receives, sorts, and distributes mail for the library.

Acquisitions

Receipt of orders:

Pre-order searching:

Order creation:

Order confirmation:

Fund code reports:

Receiving:

Cataloging

Collection Development:

The following factors are considered in selecting materials for the collection:

Selection tools:

Collection Maintenance
Weeding is conducted on a regular basis in order to ensure the collection remains current. Books published prior to 1980, with the exception of certain classic works, are tagged for removal from the collection in order to make room for newer titles. Librarians are also responsible for browsing their respective sections and tagging books for removal that contain outdated or incorrect information.

Online Catalog Problems

Please report problems via e-mail to Cynthia Levine: Technical Services Librarian - levineco@wssu.edu.  Please be specific about the problem and which record it is in, giving author, title, and publication information.  If possible, attach the screen shot of the record from the OPAC.  Librarians and staff may place a copy of the item record in the basket at the circulation desk labeled OPAC issues.