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Emory Libraries Technical Services operations enable the acquisition, discovery of  and access to print and electronic resources serving a variety of customers and patrons within the Emory University community by providing the following products and services. 

Emory Libraries Technical Services Products

  • ALMA/PRIMO bibliographic content
  • Full-level RDA-compliant cataloging 
  • Holdings and location data for patron access to collections
  • Automated authority control services for all Emory libraries
  • Vendor approval and shelf-ready plans 
  • Vendor cataloging records for electronic & selected print materials
  • Online selection & ordering services
  • Online documentation of local policies and procedures
  • Electronic resource management for ejournals, databases, streaming video and subscribed e-content in any format
  • Print serials check-in, cataloging, holdings maintenance, binding, renewals and cancellations


Order Services

  • Orders created & funds encumbered for firm order monographs and physical media
  • Rush order processing for urgently-needed resources
  • Receipts of purchase orders verified for accounts payable to invoice and pay
  • Manage approval plans
  • Manage shelf-ready plans
  • Cataloging on receipt for acceptable DLC and member copy
  • Process online selection and ordering for collection management liaisons
  • Perform order record imports, encumbrance of subject funds
  • Manage incoming orders from API vendors
  • Manage electronic invoicing for EDIFACT providers 
  • Process claims and replacement of lost materials

Metadata Services

  • Catalog physical and electronic non-serial resources for Woodruff, Goizueta, Music & Media, Health Sciences, and Science Commons
  • Manage and carry out complex cataloging projects
  • Provide non-MARC metadata expertise and services for digital projects and systems
  • Process rush & expedited cataloging for requested materials
  • Administer automated authority control service
  • Manage vendor cataloging services for music, media, and foreign language materials
  • Catalog government documents received through Federal Depository Program
  • Perform database quality control
  • Provide physical processing for print and physical media

Electronic & Continuing Resources Services

  • Serial orders and subscriptions for print and electronic continuations, databases, streaming media, etc.
  • Print serials cataloging, check-in, holdings maintenance and binding
  • ALMA Electronic Resource Management (ERM) 
  • E-Resource support directly to customers via Listserv
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