What is Novanet? Mission: Novanet is a consortium of academic libraries who cooperate to enhance access to information and knowledge for the benefit of their user communities. Novanet’s Objectives • Maintain a single bibliographic database of member libraries’ holdings. • Develop innovative approaches to resource sharing. • Cooperative collection development. Novanet Membership Includes: • Atlantic School of Theology Library • Dalhousie University Libraries • Mount St. Vincent University Library • N.S. Agricultural College • N.S. College of Art & Design • N.S. Community College Libraries (since 1998) • Saint Mary’s University Library • St. Francis Xavier University Library • University College of Cape Breton Library • University of Kings College Library Novanet Registration • Visit your Campus Library - must register at “home campus” first! • Library Staff place a barcode on the back of your student id. • Personal information needs to be updated when it changes. Student ID card… Front view …becomes… Back view …your Library Card. Novanet Catalogue • Is a union catalogue. • Multiple access points to search. • Web-based. Novanet Catalogue Each record usually provides these fields of information: • Author or Editor • Title • Place of Publication and Publisher • Year of Publication • Edition statement (if any) • Physical characteristics of book (size) • Subject headings assigned to the resource • Call number • Libraries that have it • Status of item What is Novanet Express? What if the book (video, magazine etc.) I’ve found is at another library? What if it’s at Dalhousie? Do I have to go there to get it? You can but you could also -- Use “Novanet Express”! • Rapid delivery service. • Users initiate own requests on-line (via Novanet Catalogue) • 2-3 business day turnaround. • Requestors notified by e-mail/phone. • Item held for 5 days. • Return item to any Novanet library when finished. Novanet Express Procedures • Search the Novanet catalogue for the item. • Item must be “In Library” at another Novanet library • Enter Novanet barcode & last 4 digits of phone number. • Complete article information if necessary • Select library you want item delivered to. • “Submit” the request. Holds/Recalls • Holds/recalls can be placed by any Novanet user. • 10 day grace from time of recall. • Hold/recall item held for 7 days. • More than 1 request on item = 10 day loan period only. Novanet Loan Periods • 21 day loan period for students. • Faculty have term loan period for NSCC resources. • Unlimited # of books one can borrow. Novanet Renewals and Returns • Books may be renewed a maximum of 3 times at most Novanet libraries. • Books can be renewed at any Novanet library or by the user via the Novanet Catalogue. • Books can be returned to any Novanet library. • Reserve items must be returned to owning library. Novanet Fines • Imposed to ensure return of items. • All Novanet borrowers charged equally. • $0.25 per item/per day – to maximum of $20 per item. • $1.00/per video/per day – to maximum of $20. • $1.00 per recall item/per day. • Fines for reserve items vary. • Fines may be paid anywhere. Loss of Borrowing Privileges • Fines exceed limit ($10.00) • 1 or more Bill for Replacement has been issued. • Patron has 1 or more overdue recall. Other Borrowing Policies • All Novanet borrowers must replace lost / damaged books. • Marks and/or diplomas may be withheld.
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