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Processing Priorities

Rush Notify: 1st priority

Requested items should be processed as soon as possible, typically, the same or next day.

Notify: 1st priority

Requested items should be processed in a one or two weeks of arrival.

Reference: 1st priority

Should be processed in ... of arrival.

Reserve: 1st priority

Processing time is established for a specific format.

Order records for Acquisitions: 1st priority.

Should be processed in one week.

New purchases

New arrivals printed monographs: 1st priority.

Should stay in Cataloging and Metadata Services no longer as ....

New arrivals serials and periodicals

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New arrivals scores and media

Should be processed in one to two months.

New arrivals electronic resources

Should be processed in one month.

Government Documents: 1st priority

Processed in ... of arrival.

Maps and microforms

Leisure Reading Collection: 1st priority

Processed in ... of arrival.

WSU Theses and Dissertations: 1st priority.

Processed in one or two months of arrival.

Archival and Special Collection materials

Processed...

Gifts: 2nd priority.

Processed as time allowed. Should not stay in Cataloging Unit for more than three years.

Retrocon materials: 2nd priority

Processed as time allowed.

Special projects

Prioritized according to timelines established for each specific project.