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MeLCat Logo​ MeLCat Outage

Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Course Reserves cataloging

When a title is ordered for course reserves in the main building (MNRES) but the bib record for that title includes a call number that results in shelving in another location, the cataloger should catalog the title for its ultimate shelving location:

  • titles ordered for MNRES that class in the K call number ranges should be cataloged for BU
  • titles ordered for MNRES that class in the M call number range should be cataloged for MU
  • titles ordered for MNRES that class in the N or TR call number ranges should be cataloged for AR
  • titles ordered for MNRES that class in the G1000- range should be cataloged for MP

The location MNRES should then be noted on the yellow course reserves streamer so staff in Catalog Maintenance will send the piece to course reserves in main.

When the title is no longer needed on reserve, Course Reserves staff will send it to the ultimate shelving location for the piece.  The course reserve software updates the catalog record to reflect the appropriate location.