Technical Services

Technical Services works to select, acquire, organize, process, and provide access to information resources. Our goal is quality customer service as we carry out our responsibilities to:

  • Search, order, receive, claim, and pay for all library materials
  • Monitor fund expenditures and track statistics
  • Provide descriptions and access information for all library material in Search It, the WSU discovery interface
  • Prepare materials to be shelved in the libraries' collections
  • Process documents received as part of the US Federal and Washington State library Depository Programs
  • Record receipt of print periodical and newspapers, provide links to electronic resources and process library materials to be bound
  • Acquire and manage serial publications in all formats and all electronic resources
  • Process serials in all formats including print, electronic, and microform: check-in, claiming, binding, linking, access, and troubleshooting