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Board Book Kits
Book Club Kits
Digital Literacy Kits
Family Language Kits
Staff Book Club Kits
Teen Programming Kits
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Board Book Kits

 
  • A Board Book Kit consists of 26 board books of one title that circulates as one item, in a plastic box.
  • These items are for staff in-house use only.
  • Board Book Kits are part of the floating collection.
 
Cataloguing:
  • Board Book Kits require separate records in Workflows for each title.
  • If a title has previously been catalogued as an individual book, create a new title record for the Board Book Kit by duplicating and editing the bibliographic record for the individual book.
  • For titles new to the system, download or create an original record.
  • All titles are fiction. All titles are E.
  • Changes to standard cataloguing:
099  Board Book Kit + [cutter].
245  [Title] no GMD required.
300  26 volumes
500  Board Book set.
740  Board Book Kit :|b[Title]
  • Ensure title record is shadowed to prevent holds

Sample record:

 
Item entry:
  • Shadow title record if necessary
  • Library: EPLZORDER
  • Item Type: PROGRAM6WK
  • Location: PROGRAM
  • Item Cat 1 = BOARDBK
  • Item Cat 2 = JUVENILE
  • Price: $0.00
 
Processing:
  • Edge stamp all books: E.P.L.
  • Affix a donut label with the item number to each book.
  • RFID tag: Affix one tag to the bottom of the inside of the box after programming.
  • Barcode label: affix the machine readable barcode to the upper left hand corner of the top of the box.
  • Affix one call number label to the lid of the box, below the barcode label.
 

  • Place title label on side of box.
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Book Club Kits

  • A Book Club Kit typically consists of 15 adult paperback copies of one title that circulates as one item, in a bag.
  • Older kits in the system have fewer copies.
  • Kits are used to support adult programming by EPL staff and customer-run independent book clubs.
 
Cataloguing:
  • Book Club Kit titles are catalogued on separate records in the ILS.
  • Create a new title record by copying the bibliographic record for the book using the Duplicate Title wizard.
  • Note the following changes to standard cataloguing:
020 ISBN is NOT entered here
092 |aBook Club Kit + [call number of book]
099 |aBook Club Kit + [call number of book]
245 no |h[GMD] required
500 Number of copies varies.
500 ISBN: 9781234567890 ; entered as note to prevent inadvertent overlay.
 
 
Processing:
  • One barcode per set affixed to the tag attached to the bag.

  • Affix eye-readable barcode label with item number to or write item number on front endsheet.
  • Labels: Call number label and genre/Canadian labels (if applicable) are affixed to each book. Label with author, title and contents (Contents: 10 books) affixed to the tag.
  • Edge stamp all books: E.P.L.
  • RFID tag: one per set; affix tag inside the bottom of the bag.
  • Do not apply Kapco cover/Lyfguard.
 
Item entry:
  • Library: EPLMNA
  • Item Type: BKCLUBKIT
  • Location: DISPLAY
  • Item Cat 1 and 2 according to material.
  • Price: $150.00
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Digital Literacy Kits

  • Digital literacy kits consist of different technology components, e.g. laptops, iPads, gaming consoles, that circulate together as one item, often in a rolling case.
  • These kits are used to support programming and digital literacy instruction by EPL staff.
 
Cataloguing:
  • Digital literacy kits have a fixed field Rec_Type = r, Bib_Lvl = m, Enc_Lvl = z, Entrd = date of record entry and Lang = zxx
  • The call number is entered in the 099 field and is based on the title proper, e.g.
099  Laptop Kit
245  Laptop Kit ---- STAFF USE ONLY
  • The bibliographic record is shadowed to prevent display in the public catalogue.
  • Component parts are listed in detail in the 300 subfield c & e as appropriate, including brand names, model numbers and the dimensions of the case, e.g.
300  |cKits 5 & 6: 5 Lenova Thinkpad X240 laptops (30.5 x 20.6 cm) ; in wheeled case with extending handle (56 x 40 x 27 cm) +|1e5 (2 piece) power cords, 5 mice, 1 power bar.

 

Sample records:

 
Item Entry:
  • Digital literacy kits are typically holdable and circulate only on staff programming cards
  • Requirements should be verified with DLI staff before entering
Item type = PROGRAMKIT / TABLET
Home location = PROGRAM / OFFICE
Itemcat2 = ADULT
Price = Varies
 
Physical Processing:
  • Kit components are labelled with eye-readable barcode labels whenever feasible, as well as labels identifying the kit with a DLI-designated identifier, e.g. Laptop kit 4

  • Contents labels listing all components of the kit (based on 300 field) are created using standard templates (S:\cat\Processing\DLI) and are affixed to the case exterior
  • In some instances, digital photos with legends are affixed to the inside of the case to aid staff in verifying kit contents, e.g. Raspberry Pi legend

  • Instructional documents are included upon request by DLI
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Family Language Kits

 
  • Multi-media family language kits are assembled by service point staff and are designed to assist new immigrant families with their English skills.
  • Kits usually consist of 4 bilingual picture books (English and the home language), 1 dual language picture dictionary, and 1 Teach me English CD and booklet set, in a Sterilite plastic box with lid.
          

 

Cataloguing:
  • Kits receive brief cataloguing only (format: MARC):
Fixed fields:
            Record Type: o (kit)
            Bib Level: c (collection)
            Description: a
            Date type: |
            Date 1: ||||
            Country of publication: xx
            Language: for bilingual books, code for non-English language
            Audience: j
            Contents: ||||
            Conference: |
            Festschrift: |
            Index: |
            Fiction: | (fill character)
            Biography: |
 
099      J Kit [Language]
245 00 [Family language kit|h[kit] :|b[Language].
246 3   [Language]|h[kit]
250      [Language-English ed.]
300      [no. of books] v., 1 sound disc, 1 booklet ; in box 39 x 39 x 17 cm.
490 1    Family language kits
500      Contains 4 bilingual picture books, 1 picture dictionary, 1 Teach me English book and CD.
546      Text in English and [Language].
650 \0  English language|xStudy and teaching|x[Language] speakers.        
Processing:
  • Place barcode on the insert (printed sheet attached to top of box), in the upper left-hand corner. Place call number label beneath the barcode. Affix a check-mark sticker beside the barcode.
  • Place an eye-readable barcode on each piece of the kit. Write the barcode number inside each puppet; stamp inside each puppet with property stamp E.P.L.

Item Type: JKIT
Location: JUVFAMLNG
Item Cat1: OTHERLANG
Item Cat2; JUVENILE
Price: $25.00 (includes $8.00 processing fee)

  • Affix RFID tag to the inside of the bag on the bottom and cover with book tape.
Dealing with missing pieces:

Picture books:  A missing picture book can be immediately replaced with a dual language picture book found in the EPL collection. The kit can be circulated without one book but the contents label and bib record would have to be changed.  Easier to stay constant with 4 books.

Dual language picture dictionary:  Kits should not circulate if the Home Language-English Dictionary is missing.  The dictionary can be replaced with a dual language picture dictionary that is in the EPL collection.

Teach me English Book and CD:  Kits should not circulate if the Teach me English Book and CD are missing.

 

How do I replace a picture book that is missing from the kit?

  • Select an appropriate replacement item from the EPL collection.  If necessary place a hold on an item. Contact Ilona if you need to replace a book and the copies are few, she may need to order more.
  • Remove item from the collection
  • Checkout the item to withdraw-this-item
  • Deactivate the RFID tag, mark it with an X
  • Remove or cover the barcode on the replacement item
  • Cover the spine label on the replacement item
  • Place a donut hole center on the top left hand side with the barcode from the kit.

How do I replace a Dual language picture dictionary?

  • Select an appropriate replacement item from the EPL collection.  If necessary place a hold on an item. Contact Ilona if you need to replace a book and the copies are few also contact Ilona if you are having problems selecting the proper book, she may need to order more.
  • Remove item from the collection
  • Checkout the item to withdraw-this-item
  • Deactivate the RFID tag, mark it with an X
  • Remove or cover the barcode on the replacement item
  • Cover the spine label on the replacement item
  • Place a donut hole center on the top left hand side with the barcode from the kit.

How do I replace a Teach Me English book and cd if missing or damaged?

  • Remove old item from the collection if damaged
  • Extra copies of the book and cd are beside the CMA storage area.
  • Place a donut hole center marked with barcode on the upper right hand side of the book.
  • Place a donut with barcode number on the cd
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Staff Book Club Kits

 
  • A Staff Book Club Kit typically consists of 16  copies of one title that circulate separately.
  • Kits are used to support adult programming by EPL staff .
 
Cataloguing:
  • Staff Book Club Kit titles are catalogued on separate records in the ILS.
  • Create a new title record by copying the bibliographic record for the book using the Duplicate Title wizard.
  • The title record must be shadowed.
  • Note the following changes to standard cataloguing:
020 ISBN is NOT entered here
092 |aStaff Book Club Kit + [call number of book] (e.g. Staff Book Club Kit 123 ABC)
099 |aStaff Book Club Kit + [call number of book] (e.g. Staff Book Club Kit ABC)
245 NO |h[GMD] required
500 Staff only book club kit.
500  ISBN: 9781234567890 (pbk.) ; entered as note to prevent inadvertent overlay.
500 16 copies.

 

  • Do NOT add a subfield z in Call number containing the number of copies, e.g.
Staff Book Club Kit ABC|z15 copies

 

Processing:
  • Each item will require a scanable barcode on the front cover to streamline circulation.
  • Facilitator package does not need to be processed; distribute using inter-office mail
  • Labels:
Staff Book Club Kit + Call # spine label
  • Edge-stamp all books: E.P.L.
  • RFID each item
  • Do not apply Kapco cover/Lyfguard or genre labels.

 

Item entry:
  • Enter each item but do not check them out until all holds are placed by the Adult Services Team
  • Call Library: EPLZORDER until branch schedule is available
  • Item Type: SBKCLUBKIT
  • Home Location: PROGRAM
  • Item Cat 1 and 2 according to material.
  • Price: Price of book + $8.00
*The item type circulation rule policy to include a fee accrual of a $1 a day

 

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Teen Programming Kits

 
  • A Teen Programming Kit consists of programming materials that circulate as one item in a plastic box.
  • These items are for staff in-house use only.
  • Teen Programming Kits float and are holdable.
 
Cataloguing:
  • Teen Programming Kits require separate records in Workflows for each title. Because the kits are assembled by EPL staff, original cataloguing is required.
099: TEEN Kit TEE
            245: Teen Kit.|p[Title] no GMD required (Title is provided on sheet included with each kit)   
            740: Teen Programming Kit.|p[Title]
 
  • Note: For kits containing board games, include a 505 (contents) note and a 740 for each game.
  • Prepare two title labels (template located on the shared drive at: S:\cat\Miscellaneous\Teen Programming Kits)
  • Side label: (example)
 
  • Include:
    • TEEN PROGRAMMING KIT
    • Teen Kit (in bold)
    • [Title (in bold)]
    • [Image]
    • Loan Period: 1 week
    • For programming use only
    • DO NOT CIRCULATE to customers (text on 2 lines)
  • Top label: (example)
 
  • Include:
    • TEEN PROGRAMMING KIT
    • Teen Kit. [Title] (in bold)
    • [Image]
Item entry:
  • Shadow title record
  • Library: EPLZORDER
  • Item Type: PROGRAMKIT
  • Location: PROGRAM
  • Item Cat 1 = NONFIC
  • Item Cat 2 = YA
  • Price: $0.00
 
Processing:
  • Edge stamp all books: E.P.L.
  • Affix a doughnut label with the item number to all books and board games.
  • RFID tag: Affix one tag to the bottom of the inside of the box.
  • Barcode label: affix the machine readable barcode to the upper left hand corner of the top of the box.
  • Affix a label reading, “Check out using barcode only.”
  • Place a checkmark sticker next to the barcode label on the lid.
  • Affix one call number label to the lid of the box, below the barcode label.
  • Affix title labels on box: large label on the side, small label on the top.
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Revised: March 24, 2022