Contact Us

Contact Information:

Department email: Cataloging.Metadata.Services@Dartmouth.EDU

Department phone: 646-2180

"In-Process" Materials: Rush Requests

"Rush" processing is available for in-process materials when a library user wants to borrow them, or when they are needed for course reserves. When the public catalog shows a note such as "1 copy being processed for [location]" the requesting user should go to a library staff member and ask to make a rush request. Library staff may use one of the following methods to request in-process items for patrons or course reserves:

Remember that if the Library Catalog record says "on order" the request should go to Acquisitions Services. Consider whether Borrow Direct might be a better option for some rush requests.

Materials are usually available 48 hours after the request is received; some special materials may take longer. If special circumstances require a shorter processing time, please contact a supervisor in Cataloging and Metadata Services directly for assistance.

Digital Resources

Use the Digital Resources webform to:

  • Add a new free digital resource to the Library Catalog
  • Request updates to digital resources records in the Library Catalog.
    • Updates include: URL corrections; resource description changes; addition of subject headings or LC Classification; general corrections; etc.
  • Discard a free digital resource

Collection Management (Print Materials)

  • Send materials to be Transferred, Reclassed or Relabeled to Cataloging and Metadata Services, via the Library Courier.
  • Email Cataloging and Metadata Services:
    • For answers to questions about Library Catalog records
    • To request corrections to Library Catalog records
  • To withdraw or discard materials:

    "Discard" refers to items that are removed voluntarily from the catalog (a decision had been made by a bibliographer to discard a particular item).

    "Withdrawn" refers to items that are involuntarily removed from the catalog because the item is either missing, lost, damaged, or being replaced by a different edition or format.

Consultation Services

Please email Cataloging and Metadata Services to:

  • Get assistance with item record training.
  • Obtain information about metadata standards for digital library projects.
  • Get information on the Cataloging & Metadata Services department: outreach, tours, orientation, etc.

Staff Directory

To email a staff member, see the Staff Directory.