Reference Books for YOU, email Linda Jordan

Title

Volumes

Year

American Book Trade directory

1

2007-08

Annual register of grant support

1

2007

Awards honors and prizes

2

2008

Bowker’s Complete video directory

4

2007

Directories in print

vol 2 only

2008

Directory of financial aids for women

1

2005-2007

Encyclopedial of associations –International organizations

3

2008

Europa international foundation directory

1

2007

Foundation directory

2 vol.+suppl

2007

Government research directory

1

2008

Handbook of private schools

1

2007

Health care state rankings

1

2007

Information industry directory

2

2007

Information industry directory

2

2008

Internamtional literary market place

1

2008

Peterson’s private secondary schools

1

2008

Publishers directory

1

2008

State Rankings

1

2007

Statesman’s yearbook

1

2008

Video Source book

3

2008

World chamber of commerce

1

2007

These are all relatively new reference books, available on a first come first serve basis, please email

 ljordan at oltn.odl.state.ok.us with your library name and if you will be coming to the city any time soon. Don’t let these get away.  for example a new statesman’s yearbook is $212.00

statesmans yearbook

What the Messages on your requests mean.

Request Sent

does not mean the item has been sent or shipped to you, it means that we have sent your requests on in our referral system to potential lenders.

Cancelled by ILL staff

means ODL is sending the book or it is currently out or is on order and we have placed a hold on it for you.

Customer notified by e-mail

means the item is shipped from another instate oclc library or an out of state library.

Request finished

means we have done an automatic received/ returned on the item in WorldCat.

Going through ODL in Illiad, it’s not possible for us to be able to generate an email when the lending library has completed the request on OCLC. Just as with Agent, we never knew when an item made it’s way back to the lending library. Although you updated the status to returned in agent, because the request was in our referral code, we updated daily all returned items in Agent to ‘Complete’ which on your end looked as though the lending library had received it back when in reality it was really our referral code that you were communicating with and not the lending library. Unless you hear from the lending library in the form of an email or an overdue, you can assume the item got back. If you have any other questions or comments continue to use the blog page.

Problems anyone?

Please comment to the blog or contact the person who trained you if you are having any problems using Illiad for your Interlibrary Loans. We want to make sure everyone who was trained feels comfortable using Illiad.

Also you might want your patrons to use WorldCat.org to find material they are interested in getting. WorldCat.org can allow your patrons to see the Oklahoma OCLC libraries that own this material and it will also give them an OCLC number to make requesting the item easier for you.

Let us know about any questions or problems.

Reminder !!!!

Do not respond to system generated emails.

These are not read by a human only a computer. If you have a question about a request please call Melecia at 522-3473 or the contact person who trained you. We think you should give the material two weeks before you worry about it. Sometimes for larger libraries the books don’t actually get put in the mail until after the weekend or it takes them a little longer to actually get it out their door.
Once your interlibrary loan material is shipped, the request will appear in View Request History and will show Request Finished. If ODL is going to fill it, the request will show Cancelled, and we’ll mail it to you.

Steps in Interlibrary Loan process on Illiad
You will next receive an email letting you know when the item has been shipped. The request will move in your Illiad Account to View Request History and the status will change to Request finished.

1. Request Sent = ODL has referred your request.

2. Email notification that a Lending Library has shipped your request.

3. Request moves to History and Request finished status in Illiad.

For materials ODL owns, you will not get a shipped notice we will just send the book on to you. You can always check your ODL Library Account and see what is out to you and if we have placed any books on hold. Remember this requires your ODL library card number.

Fresh from the ODL Reference Desk.

pumpkin_pie

Do you know the origins of ice cream, recipes for “frontier food” or an original recipe for pumpkin pie? An amazing website, The Food Timeline http://www.foodtimeline.org/  is a great source to answer historic food questions. It is divided into two columns, Beginnings and Recipes which range from 17,000 B.C. to 2009. If you can’t find an answer to a food question, the question can be submitted through the website with a promised turnaround time of 48 hours. Be sure to go all the way to the bottom to “Hungry for More”.

 

Thanks for the Tasty Tip Ms. Miller.

Good question about renewals

A good question came up about renewals from Hennessey Public. Because of the way we do referrals we complete the request (automatic received/returned) so the request is completed on OCLC and we can’t then ask for renewals because the request is in returned status.

The reason we do the automatic received/returned is because we have so many libraries we refer for (over 80 libraries) that we can’t know when you actually receive an item or return it. So we skip some steps on OCLC to move the request along for you.  

If however you have borrowed an item from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries you can go in as an ODL patron with your ODL library card number, it starts with a D5300xxxxx and renew any item from us that does not have a hold already on it.

So renewal for Referrals No, Renewals for ODL books Yes.

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