New library system: Things you should know!

OneSearch goes live on June 27, when it will replace our current Multi-Search, Books & Media (a.k.a. Pfau Library Catalog), and Course Reserves module.

How does this affect you? See our OneSearch Implementation page for complete details.

A few items to consider, particularly if you are teaching this summer:

  • Saved items in personal Multi-Search folders or the Pfau Library Catalog will not migrate.
    • If you still want to keep track of them, saved items or searches in the Pfau Library Catalog should be printed out or saved in an alternate format no later than June 22.
    • Multi-Search saved folders will remain available for an additional year (through June 2018), so you have more time to decide if you want them.
  • Some links will change.
    • Top-level links to the Pfau Library Catalog will forward to the new OneSearch address, but deep links won’t. As an example, here’s a deep link to a specific book record: http://libcat.lib.csusb.edu/record=b2103330
    • If you have title-level links to a journal (meaning: you’re linking to the journal’s home page), those links may not forward, depending on how you created them. LINKS TO SPECIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED. So if you have any journal home page links that begin with “SFX” (as in http://sfx.calstate.edu:9003) they will need to be updated.
  • Electronic Reserves files should be moved to Blackboard.
    • Course Reserves service will still be around; you can put books, printed notes, or other objects on Course Reserve in the library as you always have, but digital files such as PDFs should be moved to your course web pages.

If you have questions or need any assistance, please contact Stacy Magedanz, magedanz@csusb.edu or 909 537-5103

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