OHSU Library will transition to a new search system on July 1

The OHSU Library is transitioning to a new system on July 1 that will help you find information more efficiently and effectively. The new system, which will look a bit different, will allow you to search and request materials and access full text online. It will also provide an online search interface used to locate library materials through our consortium of 37 academic libraries.

Why the change?

The switch to a new search is part of a major cooperative effort by the Orbis Cascade Alliance to consolidate all 37 institutions’ holdings into one single, shared library system. This move will allow for collaborative collection development and more cooperative workflows. Since it is managed “in the cloud,” libraries will no longer need to maintain servers and manage separate systems. It should also offer opportunities for improved services down the line.

Training available

The Library will offer drop-in sessions, tutorials and one-on-one help to assist you in learning this new system. Dates and times of trainings will be announced soon. For more information, contact the OHSU Library Services desk at 503 494-3460.

Provide feedback

Let us know how the new library search is working. If you have feedback or questions or would like to report a problem, please let us know using the library search feedback form or by calling 503 494-3460.

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