Cataloging Priorities

The following are guidelines and procedures for prioritizing new acquisitions for processing in the
Acquisitions Dept. and Cataloging Dept.

First priority

  • RUSH – white explanatory note
  • PERSONAL HOLD – yellow “Personal Hold” flag -- place on “Personal Hold / Reserves” shelf
  • RESERVES – blue “Reserves” flag -- place on “Personal Hold / Reserves” shelf

Second priority

  • BROWSING COLLECTION – orange “Browsing Collection” flag -- place on “New Books” shelf
  • SMC AUTHOR – purple “SMC Author” flag -- place on “New Books” shelf
  • REFERENCE & ADDS – yellow “Reference” or white “Adds” flag -- place on “Reference & Adds” shelf

Third priority

  • NEW BOOKS – no flag -- place on “New Books” shelf (Some may have green “Gift from” flag)
  • SPECIAL COLLECTIONS – pink “Special Collections” flag -- place on “Special Collections” shelf
  • MEDIA – no flag -- place on “Media” shelf

Fourth priority

  • GIFT BOOKS – no flag -- place on “Gift Books” shelf (Some may have white “Gift Books” flag.) Any gift book may be given a higher priority by putting it on “New Books” shelf.

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