Technical Services


The Technical Services area of Fondren Library comprises three departments:

  • Acquisitions
  • Cataloging and Metadata Services
  • Preservation Services

Not open to the general public, these three units work behind the scenes to perform a multitude of essential functions.

Our Services

  • Purchasing and receiving materials chosen by Collection Development librarians
  • Adding records to the catalog when materials are ordered
  • Cataloging items when they arrive
  • Maintaining the online catalog
  • Receiving and binding of periodicals
  • Maintaining electronic journals
  • Processing of theses and dissertations
  • Maintaining the collection
  • Preserving the entire collection
  • Participating in digital library projects
  • Licensing materials
713-348-5219 Main
713-348-4811 Acquisitions
713-348-2568 Cataloging & Metadata
713-348-2602 Preservation Services