CSU library collections to be unified in new Discovery System

Long Beach, CA - Coming this summer, all 23 of the California State University (CSU) library collections will be integrated into new Library Discovery System called OneSearch.

As a joint effort led by the CSU Council of Library Deans, the primary goal of this upgrade is to enrich the research experience of students while assisting faculty and staff in their scholarly and professional pursuits.

OneSearch features an intuitive, mobile-friendly interface that makes it easy to find, cite, save, and share books, ebooks, ejournals, articles, and streaming video from the CSU Libraries.

OneSearch includes CSU+, a new book sharing system for entire the CSU. Through CSU+, students and faculty will have direct access to over 29 million books held by the CSU Libraries; they will be able to request a book from any other campus to be delivered to their home campus within 2-3 days.

"Many of the libraries are currently using catalogs that are over 20-years old," said John Wenzler, chair of the Council of Library Deans. "By migrating from these outdated systems, we can improve access for students, faculty, and staff, in a more user-friendly interface."

Gale Etschmaier, library dean at San Diego State University, said, "This is truly a revolutionary initiative that will transform academic libraries across the CSU. OneSearch is a powerful tool that will advance research, discovery, and academic achievement."

Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor, Academic Technology Services for the CSU said, "Our big and important goal is to support equity across all campuses so all CSU students, faculty and staff have equally successful, innovative, and powerful library services for learning, teaching, and scholarly activities."

CSU libraries can expect to see this upgrade in June of 2017. For more information, please visit http://libraries.calstate.edu/key-initiatives/ulms/.

Some library services will experience downtime from June 6 through June 13 as this transition is completed:

  • OneSearch will show search results for materials the library owns such as physical books and media, however, the real time availability will not be updated. This means that you may need to check the shelves to see if an item is available.
  • OneSearch My Account and e-Shelf services will not be available.
  • Saved Links: Any search results that you have saved as bookmarks or in SacCT will not redirect. To correct broken links, you will need to redo the searches in the new search engine. If you have saved items to your e-Shelf, those will migrate and be available after June 13.

There should be no service interruptions to accessing eBooks, articles, or other online materials found in OneSearch. We thank you for your patience as we complete the final phases of this transition.

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