November 14, 2006

Which edition?

When checking incoming ILL requests, remember to pay attention to the edition being requested. This reminder comes after a discussion on NHAIS-ILL (begun October 23, 2006) about requesting large print materials in the NHU-PAC's ILL program. One response to the suggestion to include the subject term "large" in combination with another search term on the ILL Advanced Searching page was "this works great, as long as the librarian checking requests bothers to cross-check the ISBN and send you the LP copy!" Even without the ISBN, you could get a clue from the edition statement, imprint, or your local call number (all of which display if available) as to whether the regular or large print edition is sought. The same applies to cassettes vs. discs, etc.