A Letter from University Librarian, Chris Shaffer

OHSU Community Members:

On June 30, 2014, the OHSU Library is transitioning to a new system to help you find information resources 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 also provides the online search interface used to locate library materials through our consortium of 37 academic libraries, the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

The Library will offer drop in sessions, tutorials and one-on-one help to assist you in learning this new system. As we iron the bugs, we will be eager to have your feedback and appreciative of your patience.

Please communicate with us if you have questions, concerns or issues as we move through this transition.

Best regards,

Chris Shaffer, MS, AHIP
University Librarian and Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library
shafferc@ohsu.edu 503-367-4693
Skype: chris.shaffer

Why the change?
The switch to a new search is part of a major cooperative effort by the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit) 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.

We’d Like Your Feedback!
Let us know how the new library search working!  If you have feedback or questions or would like to report a problem, please let us know using the form or phone number below.

Feedback Form

OHSU Library Service Desk:  503-494-3460

For more information: http://libguides.ohsu.edu/librarysearch