A Letter from University Librarian, Chris Shaffer
OHSU Community Members:
On June 30th, 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 sessions to assist you in learning this new system. As we iron out 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.
Chris Shaffer, MS, AHIP
University Librarian and Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library
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.