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.

Maintained by Laura Crain

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.

Maintained by Laura Crain