SKILLS: Acquisitions Skills Checklist
- Identify appropriate record (monograph vs. serial, author, title, publisher, copyright date, physical description, etc.).
- Understand the components of bibliographic records.
- Understand and know the steps of 9xx ordering (Technote 009).
- Know the General Skills and be signed up for the appropriate distribution list (http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/email.lists.cfm).
- Know MARC Format and WYLD Database Guidelines.
- Be familiar with the WYLD Network page and the helps available.
- Configure SmartPORT settings in order to add or request records from LC, OCLC, or UW (Technote 081).
- Add a temporary record according to MARC Format using the Acquisitions On Order Template.
- Add or request records from LC, OCLC, or UW and be able to overlay existing temporary records from LC, OCLC, or UW.
- Know the different types of orders that can be placed: basic (approval, firm, gift), dated (membership, subscription), and recurring (blanket, standing order, monographic serial).
- Understand linking versus loading (“Load Order Line Holdings to Titles” wizard).
- Understand and use appropriate Holding Codes.
- Know how to create, modify and remove the following:
- Basic orders
- Know how to receive items in an order.
- Know how to create, modify, pay and remove invoices.
- Know how to rollover to a new fiscal year.
- Know how to access context sensitive online helps.
- Know when to contact the WYLD Office when other helps don't help.
- Know how to remove volumes or copies.
- Know how to place recurring and dated orders.
- Know how to locate and resolve temporary (on-the-fly) records that either need to be removed, enhanced to level 2 of bibliographic description, or overlaid with records from LC, OCLC, or UW.
- Know how to use the SirsiDynix webforums and listserv archives to find tips (http://clientcare.sirsidynix.com). Ask your director for the password.
- Understand and manage reports using Reports Skills Checklist (http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/network/committees/training/reports.html).
- Understand and manage reports using Director's Station Skills Checklist (http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/network/committees/training/dstation.html).
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