Administration & Training

The Assistant Director supervises the Document Delivery Service, Acquisitions, and Training groups and is also responsible quality enhancement activities.


A database of the documents used in the compilation of Petroleum Abstracts is maintained. Each document is logged into the records management system with its bibliographic citation, ordering instructions, and other pertinent information. This database provides support for inquiry, ordering, claiming, processing and tracking documents to maintain an orderly flow of materials within Petroleum Abstracts.

File Checking

Patents are checked against a file of items previously cited in Petroleum Abstracts in an attempt to avoid duplication of entries.


The Assistant Director coordinates the Petroleum Abstracts training and personally conducts the Petroleum Abstracts online database training classes.


  • Petroleum Abstracts
  • The University of Tulsa
  • 800 S. Tucker Drive, MLIC 1520
  • Tulsa, OK 74104-9700
  • USA