Thursday, November 12, 2009

LIBRARY CLOSED NOV 14-18 TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW ON-LINE CATALOG

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On November 19th, the Buena Park Library will “GO LIVE” with the Polaris Library System--its new online catalog. The Library will be closed November 14th thru November 18th to prepare for the new system. To assist you during the Library’s closing, the Library will be offering extended checkout prior to closing. Also, there will be no fines for any Library items returned between November 19th and November 28th.

“Dynix Classic,” our current Library computer system, was installed over 20 years ago, and although it has served the Library well for many years, our current vendor will not be supporting our system much longer. Therefore, we have been saving for the past few years knowing the day would come when we would have to move on to a new system.

The Polaris system uses current technologies and will improve the library’s entire scope of automated services, from ordering and tracking materials, to a more efficient check-in and check-out process. Best of all, it offers many new features for our customers including an enhanced library catalog with book cover images, book reviews, tables of contents and summaries, and a special children’s catalog. The Polaris System uses a standardized Web-based interface, and, as a result, customers will feel comfortable using the new system since it functions much like their computers at home or at work.

“You can do so much more with this new system, including keeping a list of books you’ve read and receiving pre-notification emails to remind you that your library materials will be due soon,” exclaimed Library Director Louise Mazerov. “We are confident the new system will improve your library experience.”

The Buena Park Library District has over 6,000 visitors per week and lends out 500,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs per year. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave. in Buena Park. For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org.

2 comments:

John said...

The new system sounds exciting. It would be nice to be able to add books to a "wish list" too, so that I can remember the titles to all the books I hear about when I go to the library.
Thanks for a great library. My family loves it!

Kathleen said...

Can't wait to see the new system up-and-running! Hope this new ILS move is s-m-o-o-t-h, for EVERYONE's benefit! Much luck to you all! -- Kathleen ;)