Information Resources Management (IRM)

Information Resources Management (IRM), an integral part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, provides information resources, systems and services and collaborates across campus and with external library partners to enable academic study and scholarly research.

IRM Organizational Chart 2017
IRM Major Unit Activities
IRM Personnel Chart 2017

IRM - General


Electronic Resources

ALEPH Services for ARL Collection Statistics

ARL E-Resources Collection Statistics

Collection Codes For Aleph MARC Records

CORAL Field Notes

CORAL Login Page

Databases & Packages - New Purchases Checklist

De-duping OCLC local bib records and MARCIt records

E-Book Cataloging

E-Books: New Title Workflows

EJournals - Adding New Titles (MARCIt)

EJournals - New Purchases Checklist

EJournals - Title Transfer Checklist

E-Journal Package and Monographic Series Maintenance

Electronic Access Issues for Cancelled or Ceased in Print

Electronic Resources Cancellation Checklist

Electronic Resources - Creating Links

Electronic Resources Invoicing in Aleph

Electronic Resource Order Form and Invoice Storage Procedures

E-resource record quality checklist

EZProxy Maintenance

IP Addresses

Known Issues with Accessing E-Resources

License Violation Procedures


LOCKSS Linking Setup

MARCIt Record Loads

Memberships - Creating Uniform Bib Records

Open Access E-Journal (and E-Book) Activations

Perpetual Access Procedures

Procedures for Reporting Access and Functionality Problems with Electronic Resources

Search Widgets for Electronic Resources

SFX Cron Jobs

SFX Down

SFX Routine Maintenance

SFX sid List

SFX Reports: Fulltext not found

SFX Statistics Archives Files

SFX Targets - Activating

SFX Update Procedures

Trial Setup and Take down Procedures

UMA WorldCat Local Management in OCLC Service Configuration

Usage Statistics for E-resources - Rationale

Usage Statistics For E-resources - Reporting

Usernames and Passwords for Electronic Resources

Materials Management



Discovery & Resource Management Systems


910 Formatting

AA Chart for Cataloging to Locations As Appropriate

Adding Dissertations and Theses to Scholarworks Collections

Batch Record Loading Updating and Editing Instructions

Batch Uploading ETDs to ScholarWorks

Blocking Theses From Public View in Scholarworks

Books ordered for staff use

Cataloging E-resource Versions of Print Dissertations

Cataloging Equipment

CD-ROM cataloging instructions

Changing one year campus access titles to open access

Closing monographic series records

Correcting theses and dissertations metadata on ScholarWorks pages

Cross-linking Bound-withs Title changes and Ser anals

Cutter Table

De-duping OCLC local bib records and MARCIt records

De-ref Procedures

Dissertations and Theses Overview

Dissertations Missing from Scholarworks

DVD Cataloging Streamlined Guidelines

DVD Fastcat Instructions

Electronic Dissertations Workflow

Electronic Theses Workflow

E-resource record quality checklist

E-Resources Cataloging - FASTCAT Standards

E-Resources Cataloging Instructions for Free Internet Resources

E-Resources Cataloging Instructions for Licensed Resources

Faculty Writing Place - Cataloging & Processing

Five College Uniform Language for Linking in 856 fields

Graduate Degree Program Codes

Gov Docs Transfer Project Instructions

Gov Docs Transfer Project Student Job Description

Government Documents Cataloging

Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Masters Projects Workflow

LOCKSS Instructions

Macro Express Instructions

Macro Express Instructions on Capturing Mouse Movements

Map Cataloging Resources

MARCEDIT Instructions for Creating Electronic Dissertation Records

MARCIt Record Loads

Masha Rudman Childrens Collection Cataloging and Processing

Masha Rudman Childrens Collection Codes

Masha Rudman Childrens Collection Hierarchical Codes

Mass Docs Cataloging Procedures

Memberships - Creating Uniform Bib Records

Microforms Overview

Microfiche Cataloging Instructions

Microfilm Cataloging Instructions

Microcard, Microopaque, or Microprint Cataloging Instructions

Missing and Lost Serials and Bound Periodicals

Monographs Workflow Overview

Mount Holyoke Cataloging

NACA Publications Cataloging and Processing

NACO Documentation

NASA Special Publications (NASA SPs)

OCA Cataloging Procedures

Open Access Dissertations - Instructions for Uploading to Scholarworks

Ordering and Processing Dissertations from ProQuest

Paper Dissertations and Theses Workflow

Photocopy cataloging

RDA Training materials

RDA vs. AACR2 Basic Differences


Renaissance Center Cataloging


Searching WorldCat Indexes (Connection, Worldcat, etc.) - Guide from OCLC

ScholarWorks instructions for batch revision of one year campus access ETDs to open access

ScholarWorks Theses and Dissertations Series Abbreviations

SCUA Cataloging

Separate record policy for free electronic resources

Serials Cancellations

Serials Ceased Titles

Serials Discard Decision File

Serials Links to Useful Information

Serials New Titles

Serials Popular Magazines and Newspapers List

Serials Prediction Patterns

Serials Prediction Patterns Examples

Serials Title Changes

Serials - Unsolicited Gifts (POS) Procedures

Setting up auto collect filters for dissertations and theses collections on ScholarWorks

Special Added Volume sequences

Staff Working Tools Procedures

Transferring ETD files from Proquest

Withdrawal of Library Materials

A Federal Documents Cataloging

Y Federal Documents Cataloging

Science and SEL



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