OsoFast Faculty Delivery

OsoFaculty

Purpose:

To facilitate scholarship and intellectual discovery at Baylor University through physical delivery of library materials to academic departmental offices for faculty use or through Scan&Deliver electronic document delivery of articles within print collections housed in the Central Libraries

Eligibility:

Opportunities:

  • Allows faculty to maximize their time in the classroom, in the labs, or

    in their offices while engaged in scholarly pursuits

  • Allows faculty to maximize graduate assistant time in the lab or spent

    on other scholarly tasks since they won't have to send GAs to the Moody/Jones

    libraries to retrieve materials

  • Provides direct delivery to departmental offices of the following items

    from Moody/Jones circulating collections: monographs, theses & dissertations,

    DVDs, CDs, VHS & cassette tapes, LPs, kits, and maps

  • Scan&Deliver service provides electronic delivery of articles, book chapters, and microform within 24hrs of request processing
  • Allows faculty to use a single interface for all ILL and OsoFast Delivery

    requests

Proxy Account:

  • Access OsoFast without BearID
  • Enable others to order materials on your behalf
  • May create multiple proxies for different project groups

Exclusions:

  • Libraries and reading collections not available through OsoFast Delivery:

    • Texas Collection and Armstrong Browning Library
    • Baylor Collections of Political Materials
    • School of Nursing LRC and School of Education LRC
    • Williams Legal Research & Technology Center
    • Mayborn Museum, Centers or Institutes collections
    • Non-circulating collections in the Central Libraries (Moody/Jones),

      such as microforms, reference, reserves, special collections, etc.

  • ILL materials that require specialized equipment (e.g. microforms) or

    specifically marked as 'In Library Use Only' by the lending library

Operational Notes:

How to Request Physical Delivery of Baylor library materials through BearCat and OsoFast:

  1. Locate desired book, video, or audio item in BearCat
  2. Click on the Additional Resources button found in the bibliographic record

DocRequest1

BUAdditional

  1. Click the OsoFast Faculty Delivery button in the new window that opens

DocRequest2

OsoFaculty

  1. Login and complete transaction just like any other OsoFast request.

Returns:

Faculty may also return library materials through OsoFast Delivery. For you convenience, we will leave at least one OsoFast bin in each department's designated drop-off location at all times. Our staff will check these bins every time they make a delivery and will retrieve anything left in there for return to the library. We do not require that you wrap items for return before placing them in the bin, though we do ask you to consider packing AV materials or other fragile items to ensure their safe return.