Find an error in the Libraries Catalog?

June 21, 2005 – 11:30 AM

Have you ever been searching in the Libraries Catalog (GIL) and a record just looks really strange? You can’t quite put your finger on it, but it seems like there are multiple titles with the same call number? Or perhaps, the information for the holding location isn’t there although the bibliographic information is?

Did you know that you can report those kinds of discrepancies directly to the Database Maintenance Section of the Libraries’ Cataloging Department for review?

A link at the bottom of the public display (OPAC) search results screens as well as individual records in GIL provides a convenient mechanism to report errors. Clicking on ‘Use our Error Reporting form’ while on the record in question,will automatically fill in bibliographic information for you.

Examples of problems you may encounter include
— incorrect or missing information about the holdings, location or item
—incorrect or missing copy information
—materials classed incorrectly
—books in which the call number on the book does not match GIL
—a variety of strange problems due to conversion

Reporting errors and discrepancies helps to maintain the integrity of the Libraries’ catalog. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact Database Maintenance at and thanks for helping us.

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