Library moving to new catalog and management system
Effective July 1, the McKillop Library and other members of the HELIN Library Consortium will move to OCLC WorldShare, a cloud-based library management system that will include a new library catalog.
Users of the current library catalog should be aware that as of June 30, any lists of research materials saved in their personal library catalog account will no longer be available. If you wish to save these lists for future use, please contact a librarian at (401) 341-2289 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Course reserves will also be affected by this transition. Faculty members who use library course reserves are encouraged to submit their reserves as early as possible before the fall semester begins. In order to guarantee availability of course reserves for the fall 2016 semester, all requests and materials should be submitted by Monday, Aug. 15.
In late August and September, librarians will offer workshops and online tutorials to assist users with the new search interface. Librarians will also be available for individual consultations to discuss research using the new tool. Consultations will be available in person, via phone and online through Skype or WebEx. Librarians can also provide in-class instruction and online research guides to assist students with using the new research tool to complete specific class assignments.