ERIC Number: ED315097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-9
Reference Count: 0
Government Documents Departmental Operations Guide.
Wilson, John S.; And Others
This manual for the operation and maintenance of the Government Documents Department at Baylor University's Moody Memorial Library is divided into 13 topical sections. The guide opens with the collection development policy statement, which covers the general collection, the maps division, and weeding government documents. Technical processing issues include processing incoming documents; check-in and shelflist policies; and binding procedures. Detailed circulation policy and procedures include a briefing on student-worker responsibilities; a 13-item statement of agreement between the government documents department and the library circulation department; instructions for inputting records for documents that will be circulated into the library's online catalog system; directions for handling overdues; and policies for interlibrary loans. A handbook for student-assistants, which is included in full, touches on 14 subjects ranging from explanations of Superintendent of Documents classification numbers to instructions for fixing a jammed microfiche machine. Methods of disposal of government documents are specified according to the regional and the national guidelines. Additional procedures are described for reporting missing documents; ordering government publications not designated as depository items; using the government documents department's personal computer; maintaining equipment in the department; handling money brought in from the microfiche copier; keeping daily and monthly statistics; and opening and closing the department. Copies of many of the forms used to facilitate and carry out the procedures are included. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Baylor Univ., Waco, TX.