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Technical Services

The Technical Services Department establishes and administers the acquisition, organization, and bibliographic control of all library resources to meet the informational needs of the users. This includes: the purchasing of all monographic materials, serials, and microforms; the cataloging and classification of all monographic materials, serials, federal and state documents; the processing of all monographic materials, serials, federal and state documents and microforms; and the binding of all monographic materials and serials.

Technical Services Staff

Mrs. Cathi Cooper Mack
Assistant to the Dean - (803) 536-8633
Coordinator, Technical Services Department

Mrs. Dorothy G. Smith
Library Technical Assistant (Acquisitions and Cataloging) - (803) 516-4710

Technical Services, Policies, and Procedures


The faculty is encouraged to recommend purchases which will contribute to the growth of the library collection. The Acquisitions Unit maintains a systematic procedure for purchasing and processing all monographic materials.  When deemed necessary, book requests are sent to publishers for direct orders. This unit also assist with the cataloging of library materials.

Bindery Services

Library personnel processes all books and periodicals needing maintenance or repair services. 


Cataloging incorporates books and some state/federal documents into a classified and cataloged collection using the Library of Congress Classification System.  The Library of Congress Subject Headings is used for preparing subject entries in the online public access catalog (e.g., Millennium) for books and some federal documents.

Please come and visit the Collection Organization Department to see what is happening "Behind the Scenes."