Proofing and checking in newly cataloged items should be a priority. Circulation of materials in your branch is dependent on making sure that new items are available to the public in a timely fashion. Newly cataloged books, DVD’s, etc. are delivered to the branches routinely as they are processed. Staff is responsible for proofing the records and checking the items in.
· Proofread the item by comparing it to the “MARC Display” record.
o Author—Is it accurate?
o Title—Is it accurate?
o Call number—Does the call number on the spine of the book and the call number typed on the pocket match the call number on the computer?
o Check the ownership stamps on the book—Is it your book?
o If an error in the record is found—contact the Regional Office and explain what you have found. If there is an error then a correction to the record will be made
· Go to Circulation—run each item under the scanner to remove the “In Processing” information on the library database.
· The book or item is now ready for the new book shelf or to be set aside for customer requests if there are holds on the item.