TECHNICAL SERVICE STANDARDS FOR SERIALS PROCESSING
Part I.

Authors: Pam Daniels, Dana Santa Cruz, and Judith Weeks

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LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT, NOVEMBER 1993
The mission of the Library of the University of California, Berkeley is to acquire, organize, interpret and provide access to information and knowledge in support of the Berkeley campus' goal of excellence in instruction, research, and public service. To achieve this mission, we:


GOALS AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

HARDWARE TOOLS NEEDED FOR SERIALS PROCESSING
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONIC TOOLS NEEDED FOR SERIALS PROCESSING
TRAINING
In order for any of the goals of the serials processing technical standards to be met, potential users of the tools will need to be trained. Training, including job specific help, is available from a variety of sources:

To accomplish these goals, staff communicate their needs and concerns in group discussions. Ideas for agenda items should be sent directly to the co-conveners, Karen Murphey and Pam Daniels. Staff can also communicate via e-mail to the group's reflector BTECHGRP...
...In addition, a ROSTER has been assembled to provide staff a direct contact with those who perform similar duties and tasks.

In the past, Library staff had access to computer books under the ISIS program. It is hoped that the Systems Office can again make these tools available for staff to check-out.


In serials processing it is hard to define where one task ends and the other begins. Functions have been arbitrarily designated to:

FUNCTIONS COVERED:


TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. MAIL OPENING
Purpose
To receive, sort, open and distribute incoming library material.

Tasks that need to be completed to open mail

Performance Standards

II. BIBLIOGRAPHIC/ACQUISITION VERIFICATION

Purpose.
To authenticate author, title, volume and issue number, date and source of a serial issue. This function is often a part of other workflows and standards for those functions should be consulted as well.

Tasks that need to be completed for bibliographic/acquisition verification.

Performance Standards


III. CHECK-IN

Purpose.
To record the receipt of periodicals

Tasks that need to be completed for check-in.

Performance Standards


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