Intern & GA Projects

Weekly Schedule Form : Document from Burke Library to help organize work schedules.

Intern Projects

Spring 2009 Intern

Michael Bender

PROJECT: Identification and resolution of “lost” book, Part I

Searching for lost books in the Butler Stacks

  • Guidelines to Identify Mis-shelved ReCAP Items : Procedure for processing report of mis-shelving candidates. Reports in Spring 2009 did not exclude current in-transit or Reserve material.
  • Butler Stacks List : List of all Butler owned offsite titles. Results show that 25.6% were in-transit (currently IN at ReCAP); 44.1% are currently on Reserve; Of remainder 30.6% were potentially mis-shelved

Sampled non-Butler owning locations for mis-shelving in Butler Stacks.

  • Lehman/Journalism Request survey: shows that 50% of requests from owning collections are delivered to Butler.
  • Lehman/Journalism List: 59.3% were found on shelves in Butler; 6.3% were found on Lehman/Journalism shelves. Initial conclusion that mis-shelving is more likely to occur at high-volume circ desk.

Avery Library Orphan Offsite Barcodes

  • Project targeted barcodes IN at ReCAP but not present in Voyager. Sample taken of Avery Library smart barcodes.
  • Flowchart for processing orphaned barcodes.
  • 118 barcodes resolved with help from Avery Staff.

Music Library Leftover Smart Barcodes

  • see Music Library Project website: Intern helped in early stages of project planning and documentation.

Summer 2009 Intern

Bruce Koehler

PROJECT: Identification and resolution of “lost” book, Part II

Project Documentation:

  • Guidelines to Identify Mis-shelved ReCAP Items

Copy Cataloging:

Fall 2009/Spring 2010 Intern

Stephen Zweibel (sz2304, rcpint2), Nov.09-Jan.10

PROJECT: Documentation and resolution of "orphan barcodes"

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GA Projects

Spring 2009 GA

SRL, Mar.09-May09

PROJECT: Systematic and ad hoc resolution of ReCAP problems at various department libraries

Music Library Project to resolve leftover smart barcodes, other items slated for removal and inventory special collections planned for transfer.

Summer 2009 GA

SRL, June09-Aug.09

PROJECT: Systematic and ad hoc resolution of ReCAP problems at various department libraries

Music Library Project: continuation of work from Spring 2009. Completed tasks:

  • Leftover barcode resolution (CU- and MR-prefix)
  • MUSMSBC001 status patron
  • Reference inventory
  • Case Collection inventory
  • elimination of CLIO location "mus,anx2"

Fall 2009 GA

SRL (garecap1), Sep.09-Dec.09

MAIN PROJECT: Systematic and ad hoc resolution of ReCAP problems at various department libraries

MATOB search in Butler Library. Search, transfer and resolution of items charged to missing at time of barcoing status patrons.

  • Outline and General Instructions: Project introduction, notes and general outline of procedure.
  • Processing flowchart: Detailed decision tree for resolving items found on shelf.
  • Statistics: Record of OTFs deleted, total number suppressed and general stats.

Secondary Projects:

Spring 2010 Intern

Samantha Manoff (UNI: sm3296, Voyager: rcpint1) Feb.10-May 10

MAIN PROJECT: Resolution of Avery Library leftover smart barcodes

Secondary Projects:

Reference

Spring 2010 Intern

Ahmed Haggag (UNI: ah2866, Voyager: rcpint2), Feb.10-May 10

MAIN PROJECT: Documentation and resolution of "orphan barcodes"

Secondary Projects:

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Summer/Fall 2010 Intern

Stephen Zweibel (sz2304, rcpint2), May 10-Aug.10

PROJECT: Data Analysis

Presentations

  • Circulation Data :  Most recent draft (7/14/10)
  • Circ Data Tables and Charts : Raw data and charts supporting the Circ Data ppt presentation
  • xxx4off : Analysis of charges to CLIO location format "xxx4off."  Items are given this location in preparation for transfer to ReCAP.  From FY07-FY10 it denotes primarily new acquisitions transferred directly to Offsite.

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Data Sets:

Circulation: Entire data set is too large to manipulate in Excel 2003. Data must be summarized.

  • Circ1 : All charges summed by patron group (CLIO locations not itemized)
  • Circ2 : All charges summed by CLIO location (patron group not itemized)
  • Circ3 : All charges summed by CLIO location (happening location not itemized)

Fall 2010 GA

DWL (rcpint1), Sept. 10

Spring 2011 GA

DWL (garecap1), Jan.11, JJM (garecap4), Mar.11

KHD (garecap2), Feb.11

WK (garecap3), Feb.11


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ReCAP User Inquiry Alias
recap@libraries.cul.columbia.edu

ReCAP Coordinator
Zack Lane
(212) 851-5621
zl2114@columbia.edu