California: Library Users in Los Altos Reject New Online Catalog – Old One Returning
Avid Los Altos main library user Cindy Anderson was definitely not impressed with the library’s new online catalog system.
Santa Clara County Library District officials apparently agree. By mid-August, online library users should see the old system back up and running.
Numerous complaints about the new Encore Discovery Solution system [from Innovative], along with overwhelming response to a library district survey, was enough to convince district officials to revert to the previously used program, Bibliocommons.
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See Also: From a Blog Post on Santa Clara County Library Web Site
On Monday, August 17, the library will be switching back to the previous online public catalog, Bibliocommons.
Once again you will be able to retrieve your old lists, create new lists, place items on hold, and connect with other readers.
Your comments and evaluation of the new catalog have been invaluable in helping us identify and address issues with the new system.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.