UPDATE: Integrated Library System and Catalog

We are now using our new Integrated Library System (ILS). While our implementation has gone well, we have had some expected issues. We are currently receiving expedited project support from our University System of Georgia team and the vendor through the end of June. We are confident these identified problems will be resolved quickly. Thank you very much for your patience as we all become familiar with our new tools.

The CSU Catalog and GIL Express Catalog have merged into a single Catalog. Simply change the drop down menu from Clayton State University to University System of Georgia to find titles owned by other universities.

We are ready to help you find the resources you need. If you encounter any issues or need assistance, please visit us at your convenience or contact us http://clayton.libanswers.com

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GIL Express training

It’s been a long road but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The new library system is up and running, and soon GIL Express will be back, too. Your favorite resource sharing service will work a little differently, but never fear! We’re here to help you along the way. We know change is never easy so we’ve set up a number of training sessions to get you acquainted with the new system.

No need to register or RSVP. Just drop in to whichever session fits with your schedule. Each session should last ~30 minutes.

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions and would like instruction in placing GIL Express requests, please schedule an appointment with a library staff member here: http://clayton.libcal.com/booking/research and don’t hesitate to contact the Library with any questions or concerns: library@clayton.libanswers.com

UPDATE: Catalog changes coming in May

Earlier this year we notified you about an upgrade to our Integrated Library System (ILS). The implementation process is now in full-swing and the finish line is in sight. As a reminder, the most noticeable effect of this project will be a new look to our catalog.

On May 26th, all links for the CSU Catalog and GIL Express Catalog will redirect to a unified interface. An additional feature of the new system is the ability to personalize your search experience by signing in with your Loch ID.

Below are upcoming key dates for our implementation:

4/24 – 5/26 Library catalog becomes read-only and no new items will be added to the collection.

5/5 – 5/26 GIL Express requests suspended

5/19 – 6/6 Patron records become read-only and will require manual update when needed. Please allow additional time to borrow materials.

5/22 – 5/25 Circulation becomes read-only and all item borrowing will be manual. Please allow additional time to borrow materials.

5/26 Migration complete. Everything works exactly as it should. 🙂

We look forward to providing you with improved ways to access our materials. However, with a project this big, issues will occur. Thank you for your patience as we look forward to improving our service to each of you.

To stay up-to-date on developments with this project, follow the Clayton State Library blog at: https://claytonstatelibrary.wordpress.com, and don’t hesitate to contact the Library with any questions or concerns: library@clayton.libanswers.com

 

Catalog Changes Coming in May

Along with other libraries in the University System of Georgia, Clayton State is in the final stages to implement a new Integrated Library System (ILS). An Integrated Library System is a fancy name for what we use to keep track of the items we own and who has them checked out. For patrons of our library, the most noticeable effects of this project will be a new interface to our catalog. On May 26th the CSU Catalog http://gilfind.clayton.edu and GIL Express Catalog http://gilfinduc.usg.edu will be redirected to our new combined catalog interface.

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Implementation updates:

  • Upon implementation, we are excited to announce that our patrons will be able to utilize their Loch ID (same credentials used on the SWAN) to manage their Library Account, GIL Express Requests, and a personalized search experience. Say good bye to your 5-digit PIN.
  • GIL Express will continue to operate, however, a short pause may occur in service. Interlibrary loan will continue to operate during any lapse in service. Please plan accordingly if you need resources from other libraries for your summer semester courses or research projects.
  • Training is currently in planning stages. We will share more information soon, but you can expect the training to begin in late April 2017.

Library staff recently attended a 3 day workshop to become more familiar with the new ILS and catalog interface. We continue testing workflow scenarios and data to insure this transition goes as smoothly as possible. However, with a project this big, issues will occur. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our service to each of you.

To stay up-to-date on developments with this project, follow the Clayton State Library blog at: https://claytonstatelibrary.wordpress.com, and don’t hesitate to contact the Library with any questions or concerns: library@clayton.libanswers.com

GIL Express Requests During Winter Break

gilexpressGIL Express requests will not be available from 12/14/15 through 1/1/16.

GIL Express is a resource sharing program that allows students access to all eligible circulating collections from other public universities in GA. You may go in person to a participating library and check out materials with your LakerCard. You may also search the GIL Express Catalog and request delivery of the books to the library of your choice. Learn how to request online with step-by-step instructions.

Got Questions? Ask a Librarian

GIL Express Requests During Winter Break

gilexpressGIL Express requests will not be available from 12/14/13 through 1/1/14.

GIL Express is a resource sharing program that allows students access to all eligible circulating collections from other public universities in GA. You may go in person to a participating library and check out materials with your LakerCard. You may also search the GIL Express Catalog and request delivery of the books to the library of your choice. Learn how to request online with step-by-step instructions.

Got Questions? Ask a Librarian

GIL Express Requests

gilexpressGIL Express requests will not be available from 12/12/12 through 1/1/13.

GIL Express is a resource sharing program that allows students access to all eligible circulating collections from other public universities in GA. You may go in person to a participating library and check out materials with your LakerCard. You may also search the GIL Express Catalog and request delivery of the books to the library of your choice. Learn how to request online with step-by-step instructions.

Got Questions? Ask a Librarian