Introducing Wadsworth Library's new online catalog

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Take a sneak peek at the new online catalog coming to Wadsworth (Ohio) Public Library in November 2007.

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Introducing Wadsworth Library's new online catalog

  1. 1. Your Library… … ONLY BETTER!
  2. 2. What’s going to change… The Library catalog The Library’s webpage The operating system for circulation, acquisitions & cataloging What will stay the same… The warm, friendly service you have always enjoyed at Wadsworth Public Library!
  3. 3. Why the change? CLEVNET contract up for renewal Opportunity to review other integrated library systems Gives Wadsworth Library more control over operations Encore catalog from Innovative Interfaces provides an enhanced online experience (think Amazon & Google) Search Ohio gives Wadsworth Library users access to library collections around the state, including Cuyahoga County Public Library & Ohio’s college & university libraries
  4. 4. It all adds up to an entirely new library experience…
  5. 5. Introducing Encore & Search Ohio the new Wadsworth Library catalog…
  6. 6. <ul><li>Relevance-ranked catalog search results </li></ul>
  7. 7. Search by: item format, language, or publication date
  8. 8. Popular Choices
  9. 9. Tagging
  10. 10. Smart Linking 
  11. 11. Federated Search Results
  12. 12. <ul><li>Our customers are accustomed to having access to a broad spectrum of material through our consortium participation. If Wadsworth Library has its own system, don’t customers have fewer choices? </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing Search Ohio! Search Ohio provides direct, continuous, and seamless access to the collection of other libraries while allowing Wadsworth Library to take a more prominent and independent role. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Search Ohio One-button requesting from within the catalog.
  14. 14. <ul><li>Other Search Ohio libraries include: </li></ul><ul><li>Cuyahoga County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Toledo-Lucas County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Warren-Trumbull County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County </li></ul><ul><li>Westerville Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Cuyahoga Falls Library </li></ul><ul><li>Greene County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Stark County District Library </li></ul><ul><li>OhioLINK (The libraries of 84 Ohio colleges & universities, plus the State Library of Ohio </li></ul>
  15. 15. Frequently-asked questions… Will I need a new library card? No. Your current Wadsworth Library card is still valid at Wadsworth Library. Will my Wadsworth card work at other libraries in the area? Your Wadsworth card will only work at Wadsworth Library & other Search Ohio libraries. If you are accustomed to visiting other Medina County/Wayne County libraries, you need a valid card for those libraries.
  16. 16. Do I really have to learn how to use the catalog all over again? Yes, the catalog is different. But it is much easier to use than our current CLEVNET catalog. We think you’ll find it faster & much more intuitive. Frequently-asked questions…
  17. 17. Will I still be able to check my library records online? Yes! Will I still get weekly updates about my library account? Yes! Make sure that you call, visit, or e-mail us your current e-mail address. Send an e-mail notice to [email_address] Frequently-asked questions…
  18. 18. For further information, visit the Wadsworth Library’s website at www.wadsworthlibrary.com You may also call C. Allen Nichols at 330-335-1299

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