1-13 Adding open access online documents
Purpose: To prepare free digital documents for cataloging.
Selectors may occasionally order materials that acquisitions staff discover to be available free online in one or more of the following formats: .doc, .pdf, .htm, etc.
Or, selectors may recommend to head of collections that an open access document be cataloged due to its importance.
- Do not order, unless it is clear the librarian realizes an online format is available, and is specifying paper format anyway on the order
- Do not print a hard copy to be cataloged unless that format is requested for Special Collections archives. Then print double-sided on a black and white or color printer as appropriate, and give to binding.
- Do not download the file to be stored on a server and cataloged. Instead, inform head of collections, who will usually ask cataloging staff to create an URSUS record with a “statewide” open access link.