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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Ordering

Ordering Books

All materials purchased should align with the NYC DOE Collection Development Policy

Library Materials

All materials ordered for the central school library should be purchased as “shelf-ready.” Shelf-ready print materials should include mylar covers for dust jackets, spine labels, barcodes, barcode protectors, and MARC 21 records for all items in the library order.  The Funding Source, e.g., “NYSLIB,” should be marked on every library material purchased. 

PURCHASED WITH STATE MONEY

EDUCATION LAW 1985

SECTION 711, CHAPTER 53 

All cataloging and processing specifications for the library's collection should be on file with each individual vendor/jobber the order is being placed with.  Every jobber should receive a different range of barcode numbers and the librarian should maintain records of the barcode ranges allocated for each vendor.  

Please refer to the Automation page for guidance on barcodes, call numbers, and setting up cataloging and processing specifications with jobbers. 

 

Periodicals

The NYC DOE Department of Library Services recommends print magazines are not ordered during Covid-19. 

 

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