BAKER for DSP Participants

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BAKER will provide readable, electronic copies of articles or book chapters in Word and PDF format to eligible DSP patrons, free-of-charge.

Eligibility

To be eligible for BAKER’s DSP services, patrons must be registered with and preauthorized by the Disabled Students' Program and have a print disability that necessitates alternative media. If you think you are eligible for this service, please contact DSP for more information.

Service details

  • Requested articles or chapters will be delivered electronically to the email address listed in the patron's My OskiCat account.
  • If the requested article or chapter cannot be located on campus, your request will automatically be forwarded to the Interlibrary Borrowing Service.
  • For access to formats other than Word or PDF, patrons will need to contact DSP.

Submitting requests

  • Request articles or chapters via OskiCat/BAKER (link to related header below)
  • Request articles and chapters via Melvyl/BAKER (link to related header below)
  • Request full books in person at UCB Libraries
  • Additional resources for submitting BAKER requests (link to related header below)

Make a BAKER request for an article or book chapter through OskiCat

Example citation: “Comments on William Faulkner's Temporal Vision in Sanctuary, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!” by Daniel G. Ford in the journal Southern Quarterly, vol. 17, (1977), p.283-290.

  1. Log into My OskiCat
    • Review and confirm your email address to ensure delivery. If it is incorrect, you will need to
      • select the “UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT” button and follow those instructions
      • update your contact information in the CalNet Directory. Click on the "Authenticate" button and then update your email address under "Person Information" and "Address Information".
  2. Search for the journal or book title in OskiCat.
    • In this case, search for “Southern Quarterly”.
  3. When you have found the correct record, click the BAKER button and complete the request form, providing as much information as you can about the article or chapter in the fields available.
    • The form will auto-populate the Patron Information, as well as basic information of the journal or book.
    • Required: Select “Yes” or “No” in the drop-down menu to indicate whether you need this particular edition or not.
    • Confirm your request for accuracy and click on the "Submit Request" button.
  4. A confirmation of your request and the requested article or chapter will be delivered to the email address listed in your My OskiCat account.

Make a BAKER request for an article or book chapter through Melvyl

In Melvyl, you may find records based on either the article title or the publication title in which the article or chapter appears. Below are the steps to submit a request for both kinds of records.

Request an article in Melvyl using an article record

Example citation: "Linked Data for libraries: Benefits of a conceptual shift from library-specific record structures to RDF-based data models" by Alemu G.; Stevens B.; Ross P.; Chandler J. New Library World, v113 n11 (2012 01 01): 549-570.

  1. Go to the Melvyl Catalog.
  2. Find the record for the article title.
    • In this case, search for “Linked Data for libraries: Benefits of a conceptual shift from library-specific record structures to RDF-based data models”.
  3. Click on the "UC-eLinks" button and a page will load with the citation of the article displayed at the top and several options below.
    • Select the link(s) under "Get It Online From" to see if an electronic copy of the article is available for direct download. If so, use SensusAccess to make the document accessible.
    • If no electronic copy of the article is available for direct download, click on "Request this from another library, or from the campus document delivery service" link and complete the Request form.
      • Your Library Card Number is the same number on your UC Berkeley ID card (Cal 1 Card).
      • Input your MyOskiCat PIN for the "PIN" field. If you do not know your MyOskiCat PIN, please go to the New PIN or PIN Reset Request page to reset it.
      • Select "UCB Baker Service" in the dropdown menu, for "Deliver my Request to" option to ensure BAKER can process your request.
      • Indicate if you need the article or chapter within a certain time frame by selecting the appropriate option in the "I will no longer need the item(s) after" drop-down menu.
      • Use the "Notes" field to provide any additional information or clarification.
      • Click the "Continue" button and a new page will load with the citation of the article.
      • Confirm the citation of the article and click on the "Process my Request now" button.
      • A window will open which will display your request and offer the option of receiving a confirmation email. If you'd like a confirmation email, input your email address in the field provided and click the "Mail" button. Note: The requested article will be delivered to the email address listed in your My OskiCat account and CalNet Directory. The email address you provide here is the address to which the confirmation email will be delivered, not the article requested.
      • Click on the "Close Window" button, to complete the transaction. You will receive updates on the status of your request from baker@library.berkeley.edu.

Request an article in Melvyl using a publication record

  • See below for directions on submitting chapter requests from publication records in Melvyl.
  • A publication record can be for a monograph, journal, conference proceedings, etc.

Example citation: "Linked Data for libraries: Benefits of a conceptual shift from library-specific record structures to RDF-based data models" by Alemu G.; Stevens B.; Ross P.; Chandler J. New Library World, v113 n11 (2012 01 01): 549-570.

  1. Go to the Melvyl Catalog.
  2. Find the record for the publication title.
    • In this case, search for the journal “New Library World”. You can also search for the title of monographs, conference proceedings, etc.
    • If UC Berkeley owns the item and it is AVAILABLE, please go to the OskiCat catalog and follow the instructions for Submitting requests through the OskiCat Catalog.
  3. Click on the "Request" button.
    • You want to click on the "Request" button pertaining to the University of California Libraries first, if the publication title is available at other UCs. If not, click on the "Request" button in the WorldCat section.
    • The page will load to display the Request form.
  4. Complete the Request form.
    • Your Library Card Number is the same number on your UC Berkeley ID card (Cal 1 Card).
    • Input your MyOskiCat PIN for the "PIN" field. If you do not know your MyOskiCat PIN, please go to the New PIN or PIN Reset Request page to reset it.
    • This is important! Select "UCB Baker Service" in the dropdown menu, for "Deliver my Request to" option to ensure BAKER can process your request.
    • Indicate if you need the article or chapter within a certain time frame by selecting the appropriate option in the "I will no longer need the item(s) after" drop-down menu.
    • Use the "Notes" field to provide any additional information or clarification.
  5. Click the "Continue" button.
    • The page will load with the citation of publication title.
  6. Confirm the citation of the publication title and click on the "Process my Request now" button.
    1. The page will load with three options:
      • Skip this journal and continue with the remaining items in Request.
      • Continue with my Request and go to the Citation Linker form now.
      • Cancel your Request for this and any remaining items.
    2. Select the second option by clicking on the "Continue" button for "Continue with my Request and go to the Citation Linker form now".
      • The Citation Linker form will load.
  7. Complete the Citation Linker form.
    • Provide as much information about the article as you can in the fields available.
  8. Verify that the information you have provided is accurate and click the "Continue" button.
    • The page will load with three options:
      • Skip this item and continue with any remaining items in your Request.
      • Continue your Request for this item and any remaining items in your Request.
      • Cancel your Request for this and any remaining items
  9. Click on the next "Continue" button for "Continue your Request for this item and any remaining items in your Request" and your request will be submitted.
    • A window will open which will display your request and offer the option of receiving a confirmation email. If you'd like a confirmation email, input your email address in the field provided and click the "Mail" button.
    • Note: The requested article will be delivered to the email address listed in your MyOskiCat account and CalNet Directory. The email address you provide here is the email address to which the confirmation email will be delivered.
  10. Then click on the "Close Window" button, to complete the transaction.

Request a chapter in Melvyl using a publication record

A publication record can be for a monograph, journal, conference proceedings, etc.

Example citation: Ndichu, R. W. “Eijuga Nyonza Famine Debacle (1490-1550 AD).” The most devastating Famines in East Africa in the last 1700 years. Nairobi, 2009. 110-119.

  1. Go to the Melvyl Catalog.
  2. Find the record for the publication title.
    • In this case, search for the book “The most devastating Famines in East Africa in the last 1700 years”. You can also search for the title of monographs, conference proceedings, etc.
    • If UC Berkeley owns the item and it is AVAILABLE, please go to the OskiCat catalog and follow the instructions for Submitting requests through the OskiCat Catalog.
  3. Click on the "Request" button.
    • You want to click on the "Request" button pertaining to the University of California Libraries first, if the publication title is available at other UCs. If not, click on the "Request" button in the WorldCat section.
    • The page will load to display the Request form.
  4. Complete the Request form.
    • Your Library Card Number is the same number on your UC Berkeley ID card (Cal 1 Card).
    • Input your MyOskiCat PIN for the "PIN" field. If you do not know your MyOskiCat PIN, please go to the New PIN or PIN Reset Request page to reset it.
    • This is important! Select "UCB Baker Service" in the dropdown menu, for "Deliver my Request to" option to ensure BAKER can process your request.
    • Indicate if you need the article or chapter within a certain time frame by selecting the appropriate option in the "I will no longer need the item(s) after" drop-down menu.
    • Use the "Notes" field to provide any additional information or clarification.
  5. Click the "Continue" button.
    • The page will load with the citation of publication title.
  6. Confirm the citation of the publication title and click on the "Process my Request now" button.
    • The page will now display your request and offer the option of receiving a confirmation email. If you'd like a confirmation email, input your email address in the field provided and click the "Mail" button.
    • Note: The requested article will be delivered to the email address listed in your My OskiCat account and CalNet Directory. The email address you provide here is the address to which the confirmation email will be delivered, not the article requested.
  7. Then click on the "Close Window" button, to complete the transaction.

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