I Am Collecting A Collection

Posted on May 31st, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp

As part of the setup process for our forthcoming EBSCO Discovery Service (“Find it at Lincoln”), we’ve been rationalising the location and collection codes which display on our library catalogue (HiP). These will be harvested and used by EBSCO to allow users to limit searches of our printed/ebook holdings to particular collections, as well as to modify and limit searches using facets. (Explanation of faceted search here. Screenshot of EDS showing search facets here.)

The location and collection codes/labels used in HiP had drifted over the years. Many of them were redundant, there was the odd item assigned to a rogue collection, and some of the language was out-of-date. This has all now been brought into line. We have 4 locations, and 32 unique location:collection combinations.

Screenshot of the library catalogue showing locations and collections

Here is an updated list of all of our collections.

Location: GCW University Library

  1. Abstracts & Indexes
  2. Audio-visual Collection
  3. Complementary Medicine Clinic – a collection of books which isn’t actually held in the Library…
  4. Dissertations – for historical reasons, actually in a separate location, “GCW University Library (Core)”
  5. Ebooks – all ebooks are notionally located in the main GCW University Library*
  6. Historical Resources – I’ve no idea what this is…
  7. Journals
  8. Law Library
  9. Local History Collection
  10. Main Collection
  11. Maps
  12. Maths & Statistics Room – small collection of reference books on the ground floor
  13. Microform
  14. Oversize Collection
  15. Zibby Garnett Library – our rare books room; c.f. the Zibby Garnett Fellowship
  16. (Please ask at the library desk) – a catch-all label for various closed collections and odd things—SPSS CDs, off-prints, etc.—held in filing cabinets

Location: Theology Reading Room

  1. Main Collection

Location: Riseholme Park Campus Library

  1. Audio-visual Collection
  2. Journals
  3. Main Collection
  4. Reference Collection
  5. Special Collection (Riseholme Park) – historical and rare books, mainly agriculture and biology
  6. (Please ask at the library desk)

Location: Hull Campus Library

  1. Audio-visual Collection
  2. Dissertations
  3. Journals
  4. Main Collection

Location: Holbeach Campus Library

  1. Audio-visual Collection
  2. Dissertations
  3. Main Collection
  4. Reference Collection
  5. (Please ask at the library desk)

*I know, this doesn’t make much sense.

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