Read Terry's important message about WMS:
Thanks to everyone for getting ready for the new WMS Library Platform. The ILS Committee, Access Services, & Tech Services groups have been working hard over the past several months (and especially the past several weeks) to get us where we are today. We are almost there!
All of our data has been migrated (bibs, items, patrons, circulation transactions, etc.) and we have reviewed it as much as possible during the limited time frame given to us by OCLC. In general, we are pleased with the end results of the migration process. There are, of course, remaining issues that we will be resolving over the next several months, and new functionality will be put into the system with the August release of WMS.
After much discussion and deliberation, here are our plans for "go live" the week of June 2.
Monday at 7:30 am
Start check-outs on WMS (stop check-outs on Sirsi)
Monday Morning/Afternoon (as long as it takes)
Process backlog of check-ins on WMS
Process renewal requests on WMS
Enter Sirsi check-outs from May 17 to present into WMS (these were checked-out after we had to send our circ data to OCLC)
When done with above, check-in new returns on both Sirsi and WMS (as long as we feel necessary)
Enter pending & new hold requests into WMS
Tuesday Morning (tentative)
OCLC to redirect WorldCat Local to WMS
OCLC to configure WCL availability and fulfillment options
When above is complete, remove public access to legacy online catalog
The Schiffman Music Library and the Teaching Resources Center are also ready to go.
We all realize this may cause a bit of confusion to our users as they now must use the "New Catalog" to find items within our libraries. Reference and Instructional Services is already working on new materials to help our users, including updates to the Libraries websites and to LibGuides.
My hope is that this major transition goes as smoothly as possible for everyone. Please report any issues to your department head or anyone on the ILS Committee.
Thanks again to all.
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