Several weeks ago we let you know that the DAH Library was getting ready to replace its old catalog with OCLC WorldShare Management Services (OCLC WMS). The time is fast approaching, and we want to remind you of a few of the great benefits this next-generation discovery and delivery tool will provide you:
- Google-like searching which delivers content from the Library (print and content from most subscription databases) and the world’s library collections,
- Integration with Interlibrary Loan services (ILL) which makes it easier for users to locate and request materials from other libraries,
- Social networking including user-contributed reviews, ratings, lists, tags, integration with Facebook, digg, etc.,
- Citation creation for many formats, and exportation to EndNote and other bibliography software,
- and, mobile interfacing.
Here’s how the transition will affect you:
- Beginning Wednesday, August 8th, as we make the transition, the information on the “my account link” will be frozen, and will not accurately show your check-outs or fines. While you will be able to check books and other materials out, the usual hold and renewal services will be temporarily suspended for the month of August.
- We will go live with OCLC WMS as soon as all glitches are ironed out, and we will keep you updated on any further changes that might impact your research and scholarship.
The Library is excited to offer this streamlined and robust catalog to its users, and its staff will be ready to assist individuals who need help orienting to the new system and who want to maximize its discovery and delivery capacities. Check out the WorldCat@Fuller search box today at library.fuller.edu/library! Coming Soon: new Infoguides to support your use of this robust tool!