November 2000 Monthly Report 90


TO: Dale Irwin

FROM: Nancy Hall

RE: Monograph Acquisitions Monthly report November 2000

DATE: Dec. 1, 2000

1. Marsha Hall: During November Marsha and Linda Gamble weeded a total of 278 items from various branches cleaning up some problem items. Rita Carcasole of Bibliographic Services continues to process drops from A-G Canada, generated from the work Marsha has been doing. Marsha also processed 100 gift items to be added to the collection. These had catalogue copy where available from AG-Canada. The number of hours Marsha had worked this month were down.

2. Copy Cataloguing. Staff continue to improve in their copy cataloguing, with a total of 758 items being catalogued this month. Revision still continues and the order/processi ng side of operations is moving more quickly again as we have suspended searching for catalogue copy prior to ordering until encumbrances reach appropriate levels.

3. There was some follow up on items from the visit last month with Bob Nardini. Most o utstanding items have been completed and revised profile and publisher lists have been received and distributed.

4. Staffing: We have filled a four-day per week vacancy in the department. Savka Marijan will begin Monday December 4, 2000. We still have one vacant position which will be reviewed in the spring when work flow issues become more clearly defined.

5. U.S. Embassy grant. The Libraries have received a grant from the U.S. Embassy in the amount of $9250.00 Canadian for the acquisition of documents on 20 th century Afro-American history and 19 th century social and political history. The money is being used to purchase several journals in these areas. This grant was received thanks to the efforts of Professor Mark Egnall and a team of othe rs in the History Department. They have assisted Brent in defining items for purchase.