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Rush Processing Form Instructions

The Rush Processing Form allows you to request materials which are under consideration to be ordered, or have been ordered or received but have not yet been processed. When you locate a title in the online catalog, a status of Under Consideration, Copy Ordered, On Order, IN PROCESSIN BIND PREP, SENT TO BINDER, and ORDER RECEIVED, among a few other statuses, should be displayed as a status in the area of the record where the holdings information (call number, copy or volume, location) is displayed.

Items that are "Under Consideration" are titles being considered for the collection, which have not yet been ordered or purchased.

Items that are "Copy Ordered" or "ON ORDER" have not yet been received. A cataloging request will cause them to receive rush processing when they arrive but it may take weeks or even months before the item is ready for use.

If the item is IN PROCESS, it has been received but is not yet ready for use. You can usually expect these materials to be ready in a day or two when you request rush cataloging. Please note the name of the processing unit that is given, as this will help expedite your request.

IN BIND PREP status means that the item is in the Bindery unit, and is awaiting further physical processing, whether binding or repair.

If you see the SENT TO BINDER status, the item has been shipped to the Library’s contracted commercial bindery, and will be returning at a future date for final processing and cataloging.

Any item with ORDER RECEIVED is on its way to a processing unit in the Cataloging Department.

You may request as many titles as you want but you must submit a separate form for each. The delivery location, where you want to pick up your requested material, is automatically set to the default value of Alkek Library. If you wish to pick up materials at the Round Rock Campus (RRC) you must select this location, rather than the Alkek Library.

Instructions for completing each field are given below. We will make every effort to contact you when the materials are ready. However, you may call 245-3681 (M-F, 8-5) to determine the status of your request. Please note that some materials may be restricted to library use only.


Status
This information helps direct your request to the appropriate staff. It should appear with other information about your title in the online catalog. If you are unsure, you need not make a selection. The choices given are: 

Copy Under Consideration
Copy Ordered, On Order
IN BIND PREP
IN COLL DEV (IN COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT)
IN CATALOGING
IN DIGITAL CAT
IN PROCESS DMS
IN PROCESS MUS
IN WC CAT UNIT
IN CR UNIT (Continuing Resources)
ORDER RECEIVED
SENT TO BINDER
Others

Delivery Location 

Requested materials can be picked up at one of two locations, either the Alkek Library or RRC (Round Rock Campus). Alkek Library is the default location, so RRC pick-up must be specifically selected, if desired.

Requested by
You must complete this field. This is important so we may notify you when the requested item is available for use. Also, we may have questions regarding your request.

Phone
Provide us with a phone number where we can reach you. Give preference to your daytime number.

E-Mail 
Enter your Texas State e-mail address; e.g., jm23@txstate.edu

Not Needed After
Please enter any date by which you need the item, as well as the date by which you no longer need it, in order to help staff know the timeframe of your rush processing request.

Bibliographic Record Number
The bibliographic record number appears only in web catalog. It appears as the last part of the URL address for the cataloging record of the item being viewed. For example, the bib number in the following URL for a title in the online catalog, Hold them very close, then let them go, is: b1000067a

URL to This Record:
http://catalog.library.txstate.edu:80/record=b1000067a