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NMSU Library launches new online system

The New Mexico State University Library has launched a new online integrated computer catalog that replaces two of the library's computer systems.

NMSU's Online Catalog, based on the Voyager system made by Endeavor Information Systems, integrates all the library's systems into one making access to library collections easier and more complete. The system replaces VTLS, the catalog that allowed users to search for books and other bound publications, and Innopac, the system used to search for periodicals and academic journals.

"The new system has definite advantages over the old systems in terms of technology," said Holly Reynolds, circulation coordinator and co-chairperson of the implementation task force. "The main advantage is that we now have one system instead of two, making it much faster for our users."

A new online feature included in the catalog lets users log on to the system to see what books they have checked out and allows them to renew books themselves. Electronic journals and other Web resources will have hotlinks that users can access from the catalog.

The NMSU Online Catalog can be accessed at http://libcat.nmsu.edu.

The NMSU library staff has organized a series of training sessions for the new system. For more information on training, or to schedule a class instruction session, contact Amy Tavidan at (505) 646-6932.

Chris J. Minnick
Sept. 18, 2000