#introduction Hi, I'm Anna. I do #acquisitions and #eresources things at a small liberal arts university. In my spare time, I #sing in two women's choruses, play #softball on two teams (one of which I manage), volunteer at a community #radio station, and watch/listen to #StLCards #baseball games. I also like #weightlifting, #boardgames, and #beer. #hashtagasm
@auntiekiki Can I change a POL type if it’s a serial item and not one-time? ie, change from continuation to subscription
I need to find a new webhost. I feel lost and overwhelmed by this. #RIPLISHost
IDK who needs this right now, but... https://www.flickr.com/photos/eclecticlibrarian/48912072892/
Still a pet peeve: sales reps who show up early for a scheduled meeting.
I get that you probably want to arrive early just in case you have parking or other issues, but grab a coffee, use the toilet, or take a breather until it's time to meet. Especially if it's with more folks here than just me. It will save us all ten or fifteen minutes of awkward conversation while we wait for my colleagues to arrive in the conference room at the scheduled meeting time.
If you've ever wondered why the library's A-Z databases page contains marketing text from the vendors as the descriptions of the resources, it's because the eresources librarian gave up asking the research and instruction folks to provide useful, localized descriptions whenever they commanded a link be added.
Also, I would love to contract a serials cataloger to come enhance all of our old serials records. Dunno if it will matter when we move to Alma, but it makes me so sad to look at many of them and know there's so much more information to convey than what is in the existing record (i.e. title change history).
When I was importing today's batch to our print holdings in SerSol, their checksum on an ISSN caught an error that was in our catalog record. The OCLC record is correct, which is how I found the ISSN for a title too generic to be easily found in Ulrichs.
This whole project is giving me all sorts of feels about serials librarianship. So many places where things can fall through the cracks. Having good tools to identify and fix them is essential.
I've found lots of public notes (|z) that should be private (|x) in holdings records that predate our migration to Voyager in 2001. It brings me a small bit of joy to clean them up. I'm sure they're confusing to any user who might happen to stumble across them (e.g. "rec'd in Acq 9/23").
Half of the records lack ISSNs. I'm going to tackle those after the ones with ISSNs, which I'm about half-way through now.
I'm finding a lot of instances where we purchased (or were gifted) one volume of a serial for the circulating collection in the 1960s-1980s. As my colleague (who took over a liaison role from someone who retired after 40+ years) says, there was probably a good reason to acquire them at the time.
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