Michigan State University

Workstats

Correct workstat codes are essential for gathering Tech Services statistics. Insert a workstat whenever you create an item or bibliographic record. Whenever possible, use a macro in SkyRiver to create the 949 workstat string before exporting (see macro instructions here). Workstats may also be edited or inserted in the Sierra item record "w" field. Construct workstats using the formula and codes below.

[unit] + [work type] + [initials]

[cop] + [copymono] + [xxx] = copcopymonoxxx
[acq] + [skymatch] + [xxx] = acqskymatchxxx

​For microforms, physical computer files, physical audio materials and physical video materials, include a piece count. Using no spaces, insert a comma after the workstat string and the number of pieces (fiche, discs, etc.).

[unit] + [work type] + [initials] + [comma] + [#]

Examples:

  • Original cataloger copy catalogs a 2-CD musical recording:
    • cmscopyaudoxxx,2
  • Processor in CatMan adds another copy of a video game to an existing record:
    • cataddicpfmxxx,1
  • Copy cataloger copy catalogs an item consisting of 36 microfiche sheets:
    • copcopymcfmxxx,36

Unit

NAME CODE
Acquisitions acq
Catalog Maintenance cat
Original Cataloging cms
Copy Cataloging

cop

Special Collections spc

Work type

Monographs & print materials | Serials & analytics | Microforms Physical computer filesAudio materialsVideo materialsGraphic materialsGov docsElectronic resourcesMaps | Theses, dissertations, & manuscriptsOther

Monographs & print materials

TYPE CODE
original monograph cataloging origmono
monograph copy cataloging copymono
monograph added copies, locations, and volumes addimono
print supplementary material suppprnt
SkyMatch copy cataloging skymatch
SkyMatch problem cataloging skyprobs

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Serials & analytics

TYPE CODE
original and copy cataloging of analytics analytic
original serials cataloging origseri
serials copy cataloging copyseri
serial adds

addiseri

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Microforms

TYPE CODE
original cataloging for all microforms origmcfm
copy cataloging for all microforms copymcfm
microforms adds addimcfm
microforms supplementary materials suppmcfm
microfiche copies of MSU theses and dissertations thesmcfm

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Physical computer files

TYPE CODE
orig. cat. for all physical computer files including discs, disks, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs origcpfm
copy cat. for all physical computer files including discs, disks, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs copycpfm
computer files adds addicpfm
computer files supplementary materials suppcpfm

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Audio materials

TYPE CODE
orig. cat. for audio discs, cassettes, music CDs, audio CDs origaudo
copy cat. for audio discs, cassettes, music CDs, audio CDs copyaudo
audio adds addiaudo
audio supplementary materials suppaudo

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Video materials

TYPE CODE
orig. cat. for VHS cassettes, DVDs, and other video formats origmovi
copy cat. for VHS cassettes, DVDs, and other video formats copymovi
video adds addimovi
video supplementary materials suppmovi

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Graphic materials

TYPE CODE
orig. cat. for prints, pictures, photos, slides, postcards, transparencies origgrph
copy cat. for prints, pictures, photos, slides, postcards, transparencies copygrph
print/picture/photo/slides/postcards/transparencies adds addigrph
print/picture/photo/slides/postcards/transparencies supplements suppgrph

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Gov docs

TYPE CODE
MARCIVE record audio materials govdaudi
MARCIVE computer files, including discs, disks, CDs govdcpfm
MARCIVE prints, pictures, photos, slides, postcards, transparencies govdgrph
MARCIVE maps govdmaps
MARCIVE records in micro formats; add a comma (,) and the number of fiche sheets or film reels govdmcfm
MARCIVE VHS cassettes, DVDs, and other video formats govdmovi
MARCIVE record print formats; also use this code for each item attached to multi-volume works govdprnt
MARCIVE record serials govdseri
MARCIVE web pages and databases govdwebs
Retrospective gov docs cataloging retrgovd

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Electronic resources

TYPE CODE
purchased electronic (online) books cataloged originally origemo$
purchased electronic (online) books cataloged from copy copyemo$
purchased electronic (online) serials cataloged originally origesr$
purchased electronic (online) serials cataloged from copy copyesr$
free e-books cataloged originally origemon
free e-books cataloged from copy copyemon
free e-serials cataloged originally origeser
free e-serials cataloged from copy copyeser
web pages and databases cataloged originally origwebs
web pages and databases cataloged from copy copywebs
MSU electronic thesis/dissertations electhes

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Maps

TYPE CODE
original cataloging of maps origmaps
copy cataloging of maps copymaps
map adds addimaps
supplementary maps suppmaps

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Theses, dissertations, & manuscripts

TYPE CODE
MSU print thesis/dissertations prntthes
thesis/dissertations added volumes addithes
manuscripts mnuscrpt

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Other

TYPE CODE
restore restores
call number callnumb
daily circulation dailycir
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