101 Uses for  Autolib! Middlesbrough College Debra Beck Lynn Malyon
Contents and Contacts <ul><li>Who and why! </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>New stock announcements </li><...
<ul><li>Cath Proud LRCs Manager </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn Malyon Deputy (Acq) </li></ul><ul...
Who we are and why we are here <ul><li>Representing whole team </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation previously made at Northern ...
Acquisitions <ul><li>Part of our curriculum liaison role </li></ul><ul><li>On order items linked to curriculum areas at po...
Very valuable information <ul><li>Self assessment reports for curriculum areas and LRC </li></ul><ul><li>Budget informatio...
New stock announcements <ul><li>Integration of Autolib and VLE (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Learning Resources...
New Booklists <ul><li>Produced termly, directly from Autolib reports </li></ul><ul><li>Accession number used as key field,...
Reading Lists <ul><li>Currently developing lists using  ReadingList,  in co-operation with Teesside University </li></ul><...
Web Opac <ul><li>Customising of Opac </li></ul><ul><li>College photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Use of symbols for formats </...
Overdues <ul><li>Following last year’s conference, first overdue now via email </li></ul><ul><li>Set up via overdue letter...
Overdues continued <ul><li>Mainly positive feedback from LRC staff.  LRC staff to reinforce need for students to check col...
Assignment receipt <ul><li>Cheap & cheerful </li></ul><ul><li>Cumbersome procedure but works for us </li></ul><ul><li>Assi...
To finish <ul><li>Digitisation of chapters </li></ul><ul><li>E-book library via Dawson </li></ul><ul><li>Serials module </...
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A presentation on the ways in which the Autolib Library Managanment system is sued by Middlesbrough College library, Acquisitions
New stock announcements
New booklists
Reading lists
Web Opac
Overdues
Assignment receipt

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    1. 1. 101 Uses for Autolib! Middlesbrough College Debra Beck Lynn Malyon
    2. 2. Contents and Contacts <ul><li>Who and why! </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>New stock announcements </li></ul><ul><li>New booklists </li></ul><ul><li>Reading lists </li></ul><ul><li>Web Opac </li></ul><ul><li>Overdues </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment receipt </li></ul><ul><li>For the future? </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Cath Proud LRCs Manager </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn Malyon Deputy (Acq) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tracey Totty Deputy (ILT) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Debra Beck Senior LRC Asst </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who we are and why we are here <ul><li>Representing whole team </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation previously made at Northern User Group </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of information and ideas, so that we can all improve the quality of services offered </li></ul>
    5. 5. Acquisitions <ul><li>Part of our curriculum liaison role </li></ul><ul><li>On order items linked to curriculum areas at point of ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum areas set up as borrowers </li></ul><ul><li>Produce recommended items report direct from borrower screen </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed to curriculum areas </li></ul>
    6. 6. Very valuable information <ul><li>Self assessment reports for curriculum areas and LRC </li></ul><ul><li>Budget information </li></ul><ul><li>Stock updating details </li></ul><ul><li>Validation panels </li></ul><ul><li>Future reports to show order and availability times, for quality standards </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed development, use of EDI? </li></ul>
    7. 7. New stock announcements <ul><li>Integration of Autolib and VLE (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Learning Resources pages </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure involves “concentrating, cutting and pasting” </li></ul><ul><li>Impressive results? </li></ul><ul><li>Author link back to OPAC </li></ul>
    8. 8. New Booklists <ul><li>Produced termly, directly from Autolib reports </li></ul><ul><li>Accession number used as key field, start and finish points </li></ul><ul><li>Report produced in Excel so very flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Also converted into Course Genie </li></ul><ul><li>Course Genie adopted as college standard for BB courses </li></ul>
    9. 9. Reading Lists <ul><li>Currently developing lists using ReadingList, in co-operation with Teesside University </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Fiddly’ software </li></ul><ul><li>Also possible to produce dynamic reading lists in house – procedure available </li></ul>
    10. 10. Web Opac <ul><li>Customising of Opac </li></ul><ul><li>College photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Use of symbols for formats </li></ul><ul><li>On-line reservations from Opac </li></ul><ul><li>On-line renewals and borrower history via borrower a/c </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible features? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Overdues <ul><li>Following last year’s conference, first overdue now via email </li></ul><ul><li>Set up via overdue letter profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Use of SMS also discussed but negative feedback from students about receiving negative messages </li></ul>
    12. 12. Overdues continued <ul><li>Mainly positive feedback from LRC staff. LRC staff to reinforce need for students to check college email </li></ul><ul><li>Future building block on BB </li></ul><ul><li>Future link with MyPC3 </li></ul>
    13. 13. Assignment receipt <ul><li>Cheap & cheerful </li></ul><ul><li>Cumbersome procedure but works for us </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment = borrower </li></ul><ul><li>Student = book or item </li></ul><ul><li>End date for borrower and DFR date must be end of year otherwise overdues are generated </li></ul><ul><li>Provides records for tutor & LRC </li></ul>
    14. 14. To finish <ul><li>Digitisation of chapters </li></ul><ul><li>E-book library via Dawson </li></ul><ul><li>Serials module </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions progress : EDI and Autolib generated report for order / delivery / availability times </li></ul><ul><li>A-Z index for BB pages </li></ul><ul><li>Link with MyPC3 </li></ul><ul><li>Building block on BB home page </li></ul>
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