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Technical Services

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The Technical Services department of the IU Kokomo Library is responsible for the acquisition, organization, delivery, and preservation of library materials in all formats. Technical Services employees order, receive, and catalog materials in order to support the teaching and research mission of the University. Technical Services employees also negotiate licenses or terms for, provide access to, and maintain holdings information about the library's electronic periodicals, databases, and e-books, as well as print periodicals and materials received on standing order. Staff also facilitate book and thesis binding processes, as well as curate the library's government documents collection.

Additional details on the library's collection development and materials ordering processes, as well as contact details for Technical Services employees, follow.

Collection Development

The materials and information resources found in the IU Kokomo Library reflect the library's mission to support the University's academic curriculum. The objective of the library is to build a quality collection of books, periodicals, media, and online resources that reinforces the academic programs and course assignments at Indiana University Kokomo.

Collection priorities are reviewed annually, and high priority is given to types of resources that are identified by the Library Dean and Library Faculty as materials that should be acquired in order to support new campus objectives, as well as maintain a relevant and current collection. The library also places special emphasis on purchasing resources with global or diverse content, since such resources strengthen the library's collection by adding depth to the resources the library provides to support the University's curriculum.

For more information about the library's collection goals and principles, please see our Collection Development Policy (PDF).

Order Materials for the Library Collection

The Library welcomes suggestions for library materials that will support the University's academic programs or course assignments. See our Ordering Library Materials page for more information. Details on the library's Book Review Programs, which may aid you in your material suggestions, is found on our Book Review Programs page.

Technical Services Contacts

Please contact the Technical Services department with questions about library acquisitions or orders, catalog issues, and/or problems with access to resources. The Technical Services department is usually available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

  • Contact Ria Lukes with questions concerning acquisitions, new orders, and cataloging and deselection issues. Questions pertaining to government publications or to the administration of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) should also be addressed to Ria Lukes.
  • Contact Angie Thorpe for technical questions relating to electronic resources, for access problems with the EZproxy server or Look for it, and to report broken links to electronic resources.
  • Contact Jeremy Kennedy for questions concerning the status of new orders and bindery processes.

More detailed contact information for librarians and library staff may be found on our Library Faculty and Staff page.

Technical Services Address:
Indiana University Kokomo
Library KA140
Technical Services
2300 S. Washington St.
P.O. Box 9003
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003

Last Updated: 2 February 2017

Last updated: 02/02/2017