Thursday, January 4, 2018

...Ready for it???

The staff of the Vise Library has some very exciting news to share! We have teased a very exciting project (to us anyways) on our social media pages and through our Tuesday Newsday videos for months and we are busting at the seams to share it!  So without further ado....

(can you tell who wrote this blog post yet?)

Since July the library has taken on a project to implement a new library catalog system.  This was no small feat and took over 5 months to complete.  There were numerous (honestly we don't want to count how many) training sessions and hundreds of hours devoted to this project.  Our previous catalog did not have the capabilities that were necessary for the library to function properly or allow for an easy patron searching experience.  After a few disasters (unplanned down times, system not working properly and a few other unpleasant experiences) with our previous system, we set out to look for an improvement (and we found one).  The library was able to rearrange its budget to make this happen and we couldn't be happier for the change.  We believe that this will be a major improvement for our patrons and for the library itself.  You are now able to view your account online, renew any items you currently have checked out (as long as there isn't a hold on the item), place holds on items, set-up text notifications and so many other great features.  We will have several blog posts to walk you through the basic functions of our new catalog!  

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