August 2003 Monthly Report 52


TO: Tom Scott

FROM: Nancy Hall

RE: Monograph Acquisitions Monthly report August 2003

DATE: Sept.5, 2003

  1. Student: This month Saraya, Linda Gamble, Monika and Elma processed a variety of items. There were 697 Frost transferred to storage .The following items were weeded from the collections 73 Frost, 124 Business Reference and 471 Steacie from storage. There were 171 items updated from the Scott missing list and 521 items from the Scott lost list.
  1. Output. Shelf ready from YBP, RUSH and some backlog items were catalogued this month for a total of 1551. As well staff processed a total of 3052 items and placed 1265 orders. Thanks everyone for a job well done.
  1. Staff and training. We continue to be short staffed with a vacancy, vacations and

Michele Francis was seconded to Human Resources for the entire month. The effects are evidenced by lower statistics. However, those remaining are doing an excellent job of keeping things moving as best they can. A session of training in Gobi 2 was held for subject specialists with only a few left to be trained. Feedback on the system has been positive overall and it greatly speeds up the ordering process for Monograph Acquisitions staff. Nancy Hall attended training for the new University P-Card Program which has been instituted campus-wide.

  1. Vendors: There seems to be major improvements with Coutts concerning the Canadian literature and French Canadian literature approval plans. Materials have been arriving and we will continue to monitor the situation.