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Cataloging and Processing

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

The Follett TitleWave Ordering page tells how to order books from Follett.

Schools are generally expected to do their own processing for books they wish to add to their libraries. 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 title record added to the 4J library catalog.

Schools are responsible for processing their magazines. Contact Alison at 7765 to learn how to add them to Destiny.

In some circumstances, 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 1-3 months to get back to the school. Rush processing is available upon request.

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