Using GIST GDM to find Textbooks to place on Reserve

February 6th, 2013

Want to automate discovering course textbooks?

We wanted to share a useful application of the GIST batch analysis – you can find course readings in batch with local call numbers – making it easy to pull from your collection and place on course reserves.  Instead of asking and waiting for the professor to say what is on the course readings to place on reserves, simply run GDM’s batch analysis tool on a list of ISBN’s from your bookstore and select Include Local Call Lookup.

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This doubled the number of textbooks and assigned reading we placed on reserves – so it can save students money, save faculty time, and eliminate the work of asking faculty for lists and recalling books checked out.

Having trouble obtaining a list of textbooks? Providing an online list of Textbook/Required Readings with ISBNs is a requirement of colleges and universities, see: HEOA http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-110publ315/pdf/PLAW-110publ315.pdf

Have a tip… Please share your ideas on using GIST GDM by posting them to the GIST-L listserv: http://www.gistlibrary.org/community

GIST for Web 2.0.2 — DatePicker.js Update

December 20th, 2012

GIST for Web 2.0.2 has been released. This update fixes a bug in the DatePicker script, which would prevent users from selecting dates in 2013.

Current users of GIST for Web 2.0 should extract the following file on their web server in the \illiad\GIST\ folder:

Please contact the GIST Development Team if you need help installing this file.

See our presentation from Innovation in Libraries 2012

November 27th, 2012

Cyril Oberlander and Mark Sullivan presented about GIST at this year’s Innovation in Libraries conference. Below is a the video of the presentation and you can also download the slides from OCLC.

GIST Gift & Deselection Manager Update 1.2.0.3

June 19th, 2012

Version 1.2.0.3 of the GIST Gift & Deselection Manager has been released.  It is now available via Automatic Update or manual download.

Enhancements:

  • Added calendar date picker to the New Donation button

Thank you to Karen and Mandy for submitting the suggestion!

GIST Gift & Deselection Manager Update 1.2.0.2

June 18th, 2012

Version 1.2.0.2 of the GIST Gift & Deselection Manager has been released.  It is now available from Automatic Update or manual download.

Enhancements:

  • Added District of Columbia and Canadian Provinces to Group3 options

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug in Batch Analysis for items with partial LC call numbers
  • Fixed bug in Batch Analysis for items with no local call number or partial local call number

Thank you to everyone for submitting bugs and suggestions!