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Oregon Library Laws - Administrative Rules - Library Records: Counties and Districts
Oregon Administrative Rules
Chapter 166 - Secretary of State, Archives Division

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(1) Accession Records Information related to library acquisitions. Documentation for book accessions usually includes author, title, publisher, jobber, year purchased, purchase price, and other bibliographic and accession data. Non-book media contain other pertinent information. (Minimum retention: Until superseded or obsolete)
(2) Borrower Registration Records Records used to grant citizens library cards and privileges as well as to control circulation of library holdings. Individual borrower registration information may include name, address, telephone number, date of birth, signature, expiration date, identification number, and related data. (Minimum retention: Until superseded or 1 year after expiration)
(3) Catalogs Finding aids which provide patrons with access to library holdings by subject, title, keyword, and author. Usually includes author's name, title of book or other media, call number, bibliographic description, and related information. (Minimum retention: Until superseded or obsolete)
(4) Circulation Records Records documenting information pertinent to the circulation of materials such as books, magazines, record albums, compact disks, dvd's, audio and video tapes, and computer software. May include patron identification, date circulated and date due. (Minimum retention: Until transaction is completed)
(5) Inter-library Loan Records Records documenting materials borrowed and loaned by the library through an interlibrary loan program in response to patron and other library requests. May include requests, notices, tracking logs, and other records. (Minimum retention: 6 months after materials returned to owner library)
(6) Library Publications Publications distributed to the public to advertise library services, programs, and activities. May include brochures, newsletters, activities calendars, bookmobile schedules, special events flyers, and other records. (Minimum retention: (a) Retain brochures, pamphlets, and leaflets until superseded or obsolete (b) Retain one copy of all others permanently)
(7) Master Shelf Lists/Inventories Records document inventories of all library holdings, including volumes and titles added or withdrawn from the collection. Usually arranged by call number, showing title, author, accession number, publisher, date bought, cost, and number of copies. Used as an inventory control by library personnel. (Minimum retention: Until superseded or obsolete)
(8) Library Reports Statistical and narrative monthly reports documenting collection, registration, circulation, lost books, children's programs, and other activities. Useful in program planning and budget preparation. May include various reports such as circulation statistics by category (non-fiction, fiction, magazines, etc.), books reserved, photocopies made, overdue notices mailed, borrowers registered, and volunteer hours. May also include narrative reports addressing new activities, services, events, and issues. (Minimum retention: (a) Retain reports summarizing activities on an annual basis: Permanently (b) Retain other reports: 2 years)
(9) Oregon State Library Annual Reports Agency copy of a report filed with the Oregon State Library in satisfaction of ORS 357.520 to monitor library programs. Includes statistics on circulation, patrons served, interlibrary loan transactions, children's programs, and other subjects. (Minimum retention: Permanent)
(10) Overdue Book Records Records used to monitor status of overdue books and other media. Also used to notify patrons to return overdue library materials. Often includes notices and lists. Lists document long overdue materials and can be useful in collection action. (Minimum retention: Until materials returned, or debts reconciled or deemed uncollectible)