Acquisition Modules and audiovisual ordering

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Thu, 18 Jul 2002 11:21:29 -0700 (PDT)

We are soon to start using the Acquisition Module on our epixtech
Horizon system. At this point, we are only going to start with books.
However, av entry is looming. The problem is - several fields are mandatory
- title, author, and the ISBN field must be entered with a 10 digit ISBN
number. A great deal of AV has 1) No ISBN, or 2) A company catalog number
not listed in any review source, or 3) The vendor has a different number
than the review source or the company catalog number. Also, titles change
on AV, with music recordings, and sometimes with videos. Authors/performers
are often not provided for videos in the catalogs or review journals, or are
different in the vendor listing than the reviews. There are more problems,
probably, but these are the ones that jumped out at us in the training
session.

So, my question is - if you have epixtech Horizon, and you use the
acquisition module - how do you work the logistics of av that does not
always have the exact bibliographic information that you need?

Please reply directly to me. Thanks so much in advance.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
www.aurora.lib.il.us
E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us