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Collection Management@Emory: GOBI and YBP

Technical and Approval Plan Updates

GOBI Documentation/Help

YBP Contact infromation

 When you have a GOBI question, please e-mail, which will automatically create a case number.  I will continue to cc’ Steve at (just fyi)

Here is the contact information

Rose Jansen, MLIS
Customer Service Bibliographer
YBP Library Services
999 Maple St.
Contoocook, NH 03229


Steve Hyndman
Sr. Collection Development Manager, Southeast
603-496-7905 (cell)
800-258-3774 X 3295 (office)


Approval Activity and Statistics

YBP Circulation Project

GOBI eBook Purchase Summary

isbn searching

   See Kim Collins for password

Source Data

You just need to create a plain-text list of isbns in notepad or word*  (source file must saved  as a “plain text file”)

Remember, you can export data from GOBI folders or notification eslips, by marking all records and saving to file (keep tab-delineated default).  I open with excel, but change the isbn column (format cell…) to numbers w/zero decimal places, then copy & paste isbns to a plain text file.You can also ask vendors to send you an  isbn list from their print or e catalogues.

Will be e-mailed to you as an excel file.  Fields include:

  • Column A - ISBN
  • Column B - YES/NO (Yes, we own it; No the isbn is not in ALMA)
  • Column C - Worldcat link for NO and discoverE link for YES (not live, need to copy & paste)

* In WORD, click Save As and use drop-down menu to choose Plain Text (.txt).  A file conversion box will appear, click the "insert line break" box and use the drop-down to change "end lines with" to LR only.

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