Technical and Automation Services comprises the acquisitions, cataloging and
system administration operations of the library. The staff oversee the acquisition
and cataloging of library materials and the implementation of the online
library catalog. The library's integrated online system is Unicorn developed
by the Sirsi Corporation.
- Acquisitions staff purchase and process library materials for the Rockefeller
Library. Periodicals are handled in a similar fashion and shelved at the Library.
The Acquisitions Librarian is responsible for managing the funding for library
materials and applying the selection guidelines found in
Development Policy Manual (PDF). Library staff coordinators,
in consultation with Foundation subject specialists and
the Acquisitions Librarian, select material to be added
to library collections. Library users may also suggest appropriate
titles. Library funds are used to purchase books, periodicals,
electronic titles, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and other relevant materials.
- Cataloging staff create intellectual access to library materials by names,
subjects, titles and series and provide bibliographic description following
current cataloging standards. Library materials are then searchable in the
library catalog of the Williamsburg Research Libraries Partnership. The WRLP
catalog is a joint venture of the Rockefeller Library and the libraries affiliated
with the College of William and Mary to make their collections of research
materials available to enhance scholarship.
- System Administration
- The System Administrator is a member of the team who administer Unicorn,
the integrated library system of the Williamsburg Research Libraries Partnership.
This staff member assists in maintaining Unicorn, the library catalog, and
the staff interface, Unicorn WorkFlows. The systems team is responsible for
software and hardware maintenance and implementing upgrades as well as new
library system software and hardware.