Recommending Books by proxy

Another person can recommend that the library purchase a book on behalf of a budget manager.

+Type pf Recommending / Requesting Books
+Request
+Confirm status of request
+Making changes or canceling after a request is made


+Type pf Recommending / Requesting Books
You can request the library to purchase a certain book.
*The library will determine whether to purchase the book. You will be notified of the result by email.
*You will be contacted when the book requested for purchase is available for checkout.
The book will be held at the library counter for a period of one week after you are contacted. During this period the requester will be able to use the book before others.

  • Books related to class
  • Books for the student
  • Books written by Professors/Alumni of Tokyo Tech

Faculty can refer a book to be included in the library's collection in the future.
When a book from a Class related books or Student books is recommended to support the learning activities of students, together with information concerning the book, the name (or pen name) / status / affiliation of the recommender, reason for recommending and name of class will be made public in the Tokyo Institute of Technology Library's Catalog (OPAC). Please see the Book Review.

Direct inquiries about book recommendation applications or book requests to the Ask Service.


+Request
1. Click "Request" under "Recommending Books by proxy" on the service menu.



2. Select a proxy (a budget manager) to carry out the procedures on their behalf and then click "Next".



3. Click "New request" on the "Book Recommendation Request" screen.



4. The following details registered with the library will be shown at the top of the "Book Recommendation Request" screen.
Position / Affiliation / E-Mail
*To make changes to this information, click "Change your profile" at top right and revise accordingly.
Be sure to do this step first. If you do this after step four, the information entered in step four will be erased.



5. Enter the information about the book you would like to request or recommend.



**Campus Select a location to assign the book.
**Purchase reason
**Title Enter the entire name correctly without abbreviations.
**ISBN Enter the 10-digit or 13-digit number without hyphens.
**Author/editor Enter the entire name correctly without abbreviations.
Publication Year
Volume Enter the volume if applicable, such as first volume or second volume, etc.
**Publisher
**Copy Number of copies to be purchased
Price
Class Enter this only for "Books related to class".
Number of student Enter this only for "Books related to class".
**Reason of recommendation or request
Fields marked with a double asterisk (**) are required.

6. Verify the collection and enter a check mark for "Have you searched OPAC?".
*Enter either the "Title", "ISBN" or "Author/editor", and click "Search OPAC" to search the Tokyo Institute of Technology Library's Catalog (OPAC).
Please do not make a request if the search results show that the book is in the collection of your campus.
If the search results show that the book is not at your campus, click "Import the bibliographic information" on the search results screen.
The book's information will automatically be entered in the "Book Recommendation Request" screen.
*Enter either the "Title", "ISBN" or "Author/Editor", and click "Search other libraries holdings in Japan" to search CiNii Books.
The status of the book in other university library collections in the area will be shown. Click "Import bibliographic information" on the search results screen.
The book's information will automatically be entered in the "Book Recommendation Request" screen.



7. Click "Confirm".
*To start over, click "Clear" to clear the information you entered in and before step 4.
*To cancel an application, click "Cancel" to return to the page showing your request history.



8. Review the details on the confirmation screen and click "Request".
*To make changes, click "Back to entry screen" to return to the previous screen.



9. The accept number will be shown.
*To recommend a book to another person, click "Register Book Review" to be taken to the book review registration screen.
*To end, click "Back to list" to return to the page showing your request history.
*To recommend/request another book, click "Order" to be taken to the input screen.





+Confirm status of request
1. Click "Request" under "Recommending Books by proxy" on the service menu.



2. Select a proxy (a budget manager) to carry out the procedures on their behalf and then click "Next".



3. The "Book Recommendation Request" screen will be displayed. Applications made within the previous one-year period will be shown.
*Details shown in "status"
Unprocessed The library has yet to receive the application.
Processed The library is currently in the process of purchasing the book.
Received The book has arrived at the library (*1).
Canceled The library was unable to purchase the book and canceled the application. The reason for the cancellation will be displayed.

(*1) The library will send an email to the applicant once the procedures are completed and the book is available for use.



+Making changes or canceling after a request is made
The application can be revised if the status is "Unprocessed" on the "Book Recommendation Request" screen.

Revisions
1. Click on the title/author name.



2. A message will appear that says "Do you want to revise?". Click "OK."
3. Make changes to your application on the "Revisions" screen.
4. Click "Confirm".



5. Review the details on the confirmation screen and click "Request".



Cancellations
1. Check the box of the application you would like to cancel.



2. A message asking "Do you really want to cancel?" will be shown. Click "OK".



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