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New Library Content System

Big Changes

In June 2020, GTC Libraries and 55 other South Carolina academic institutions implemented a new, shared library system for discovering articles, books, media, and more in one search. This single search interface will replace our current Library catalog. This new system enables GTC Library users to easily search for and request books from other academic libraries in South Carolina via PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries).

See how the new system looks and behaves:

 




 

 

Important Dates

June 30 Previous GTC Library Catalog no longer available.
July 14 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
July 15 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824017
July 21 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824018
July 22 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
July - Aug. Adjustment/change period, please be patient with us.
August 11 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
August 12 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824020
August 18 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824021
August 19 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
Aug. - Sept. PASCAL Delivers service resumes
September 15 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
September 16 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824022
September 22 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824023
September 23 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
October 13 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824024
October 14 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
October 20 3pm Online PD Session for faculty & staff
October 21 11:45am Online Workshop for students, faculty, and staff. Details: https://gvltec.libcal.com/event/6824026

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What does this mean for students, staff, faculty, and other library users?

  • As of June 1, 2020, Library users have a new tool for discovering articles, books, media, and more in one search.
  • There is a single, intuitive search interface for print and electronic resources.
  • Users can quickly find resources at GTC Libraries, as well as those available at 55 other South Carolina academic libraries.
     

Do I still have access to the previous Library Catalog?

No. The old Library Catalog will be retired. As of June 1, 2020, the new Library content system is available to users. The new system provides a single, intuitive interface for discovering articles, books, print and online journals and more.


What can I expect during the migration period?

June - August 2020:

  • New shared system implemented.
  • Library users will begin using the new system to find articles, books, media, and more in a single, intuitive interface.
  • If there were any errors during data migration, we will spend the summer cleaning up those problems. Such problems may include broken links in the catalog and missing or incomplete e-resources. Please be patient as we clean up data during this migration period.

 

How do I search and request in the new system?
See the tutorials on our New Library Content System, June 2020 playlist

 

Need more information?
Contact GTC Library Director Jason Reed (Jason.Reed@gvltec.edu) for more information.

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