Monographs: Books and Instructional Films
Electronic Ordering Methods
E-mail and Web requests
- E-mail to the Acquisitions Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Discussion list: If a professor sees a great book review on a discussion list for a title useful for supporting Winthrop’s curriculum, the review can be forwarded to the acquisitions librarian at email@example.com
- If a useful title is seen on a web site, faculty are also welcome to copy & paste the book information into an e-mail message to the Acquisitions Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
- From Library's homepage (http://www.winthrop.edu/dacus/), click "Suggestions & Feedback", then "Suggest a Book Dacus Needs"
E-Slips: Electronic (no shipments, but e-notifications) Approval Plan for Books
The library's carefully described components and nuances of each academic program are currently being fine-tuned. More information will be posted once the process is complete.
- Library recently moved to a different vendor, and the e-slips are currently being developed. Details will be posted as they evolve.
Paper-based Ordering Methods
Choice Reviews on Cards
Bibliographies, book reviews from journals, and publishers' blurbs
To make the ordering process as easy and time-efficient as possible for faculty, professors can also use publisher catalogs, bibliographies, book reviews from journals, publisher's individual-titles advertisements and send them to us.
Faculty are always welcome to telephone or to drop by the library to request individual titles.
Book / A-V Requests -- General Information:
When sending requests,
- The most important information is the title and the author. Also important is the book publisher (or video production company), cost, and year of publication.
- If the ISBN information is available, please include this also.
- When requesting items from small or obscure publishers or video production companies, please attach an advertisement or citation with your request, or provide a web link to the needed item.
The library may not be able to order all requests due to budgetary constraints, therefore, please prioritize your requests:
- Priority "1" titles which are necessary additions to the collection.
- Priority "2" titles which would be nice to have but not immediately needed.
- "RUSH" titles that are needed quickly. Clearly mark the request "RUSH" and indicate the specific date the item is needed. You will be notified by phone and/or email when the item arrives.
Budget & Library Materials Categories
Each department is allocated funding for books and audio visual purchases. Within each department, a faculty member is designated to coordinate requests and act as a liaison with the library. Faculty members should submit requests to this liaison, who will forward them to the Monographs and AV Acquisitions Department.
The library also maintains a library fund for reference materials. Faculty with recommendations for material to be purchased from this fund should send suggestions to the Monographs and A V Acquisitions Librarian.
Winthrop students can also submit requests for books and journals.
- Through the library's home page, Students can use the "Online forms" function on the Dacus Library website (www.winthrop.edu/dacus) and select “Suggestions & Feedback”, then "Suggest a book Dacus needs".
- In person Students are always welcome to telephone or to drop by the library to request individual titles.
Serials: Journals, Newspapers, Electronic Databases, Annual Publications, Directories, etc.
Requests can be submitted by the methods previously mentioned - electronic, paper, or in-person. The email address for the Head of the Serials Department is email@example.com. The library does not allocate funds to departments for serials subscriptions because of the inter-disciplinary content of many serials and the on going commitment created by these subscriptions.