New Procedure for e-Resources: URLS added to OskiCat Record Sooner

 In an effort to expedite access to electronic resources, the Acquisitions and Catalog Departments have agreed to a new procedure in the electronic resources processing workflow.  The URL link to the OskiCat record will be added at the point the publisher authorizes access.

 Currently the URL for an electronic resource is only available in OskiCat once the resource has been cataloged.  This is the case not only for new materials but for continuing resources that have had title changes.

Under the new procedure, Acquisitions staff will add the URL to the order record at the point the publisher has authorized access.   This means that URL link will be accessible in OskiCat in advance of the completion of the cataloged record.  Once the resource is cataloged the OskiCat record will be uploaded to Melvyl,

It is our hope that, by moving up the point at which a URL is added to the OskiCat record, UCB users will get a jump start on access to these critical online resources.

Cheryl Cook and Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz