Access to EAL Collections
Asian Library is at the top floor (5th floor) of the Watson Library
on KU main Lawrence campus (Lawrence
Campus Collection Map). Anyone may use
the KU collections on site. All
visiting faculty and students along with residents of the state
of Kansas are given borrowing privileges.
Other patrons can also be granted borrowing privileges. Consult
the KU Libraries Access
Policy for details. Questions
regarding the policy may be directed
to the Ask
a Librarian service. Patrons
with disabilities who need assistance may find information
on the KU Libraries Services
for People with Disabilities web page.
Library Catalog Help
Online Catalog ("OCAT" for short) contains approximately
85% of East Asian collection. East Asian materials
not in the online catalog (some Dewey collection and brief list collection)
have been under retrospective conversion process and will be made available
online by the end of 2008. KU OCAT has been displaying CJK characters since 2000.
Displaying and Searching Non-Roman Characters in the online Catalog (Unicode)
View Special Help Screens for the following languages:
Japanese - Chinese - Korean
information by the Library of Congres is useful for our users
since the LOC and KU both use the same library system (Voyager).
Locate Books in the East Asian Library
Stack Map (pdf)
(or classification number), usually on a label on a book
spine, is where a book is shelved in library stacks. There
are three shelving schemes number system used by EAL: Dewey
Decimal, Library of Congress, and an accession number scheme we called brief
Library of Congress (LC) Call Number: Books
begin with letter "A" through "P" are located on the 5th
floor main stacks Books begin with letters "PL" through "Z" are
located on 4½ Center.
LC numbers begin with alphabetical prefix:
Decimal collection are
located on level 4½ Center
stacks. The numbers
do not begin with alphabetical prefix.
Brief Listed Numbers: All brief cataloged books are in the 4½ Center
stacks in Watson. Every record has author and title entries
in the Online Catalog, and the numbering sequences for
these books are:
-- 30-99999 Example: 30-01542 v1
East Asian art books located in the East Asian Library
-- 33-99999 Example: 33-13539
East Asian Chinese language books located in 4½ center
stacks in Watson.
-- 35-99999 Example: 35-03301
East Asian Japanese books located in 4½ center
stacks in Watson.
Asian Retrospective Conversion Project
Asian Dewey collection
and CJK brief listed records have been
under retrospective conversion process since 2006. We expect the project
to be completed by 2008.