Home » Technology Department » Library Services » Cataloging and Processing

Cataloging and Processing

Baker and Taylor provides cataloging and processing of books purchased for our school libraries. Books arrive at the schools shelf-ready within two weeks of ordering. Baker and Taylor sends the catalog records electronically to Library Services, where the records are checked for accuracy and then imported into the 4J library catalog.

Baker and Taylor provides on-line ordering tools to assist in preparing book orders.

Baker and Taylor cataloging looks a little different from Library Services cataloging. The Baker & Taylor Information page details those differences.

Donated books and materials purchased through book fairs and other sources may be sent to Library Services for cataloging and processing. Library Services adds a catalog record, spine label and barcode, and laminates book jackets for elementary schools. Books generally take about a month to get back to the school. Rush processing is available upon request.

Schools are responsible for processing their magazines. Schools may wish to do their own processing for books or other materials when they are needed immediately. If an ISBN search doesn’t bring up a catalog record that matches the item in hand, contact Marji or Alison to have a new record added to the 4J library catalog.

Telephone calls and e-mail questions about cataloging are always welcome. Call Marji at 7766 or Alison at 7765.