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Geographic Locations Served

Use the following information to help you gather the information needed in the Geographic Locations Served part of the profile.

Geographic Locations Served lets you select the geographic locations of the users for whom your institution may answer questions. For example, your institution may be required to serve only users in the United States or only users in the state of Ohio.

If your institution may answer questions for users from any location, leave the Locations Served field blank.

Currently, the geographic locations you can select are based on the MARC Code List for Geographic Areas (GAC).

Add or remove locations served 

Use the Geographic Locations Served part of the profile to add or remove locations served.

To go to this part of the profile, click the Institution Services tab on the Profile main menu and then click the Locs Served link below the tab.

Add a location served

To add a geographic location served:

  1. In the drop-down list box located next to the Add button, find a location that you serve.
    • You can use the following methods to find a location in the drop-down list box:
      1. In the box located above the drop-down list box, type all or part of the location name and click the Search button. A location name matching your search term appears in the drop-down list box. If necessary, click the Search button again to search further. For example, if you type new in the box, you can find Papua New Guinea, Newfoundland, New Jersey, etc.
      2. You can also scroll through the list in the drop-down list box to find a location. In general, locations are listed alphabetically by continent.
  2. When a location that you serve appears in the drop-down list box, click the Add button. The location appears in the Locations Served box along with the GAC for the location.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each location that you serve.
  4. Click the Save button. The system saves the locations served.

Remove a location served

To remove a geographic location served:

  1. In the Locations Served box, select the location and GAC that you want to remove.
  2. Click the Remove button. The location and GAC are removed from the Locations Served box.
  3. Click the Save button. The system saves any remaining locations served.


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