Harrison Memorial Library Gets Technical! Library Debuts New Online Catalog System
Just Announced on Wednesday, September 7th Harrison Memorial Library in Carmel will be debuting a new system and online catalog.
- Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) August 29, 2011 - Harrison Memorial Library (HML) will get technical on Wednesday, September 7th. The library will be debuting Koha, a new library system and online catalog. Library patrons will like Koha! The catalog search screen is clean and easy to use, and offers lots of extra features.
• Keep a list of all the items you've borrowed. No more wondering if you already read that book!
• Limit your search to just DVDs, or just Books on CD, or just Large Print, etc. - whatever you prefer
• Keep your own personalized lists of materials, "Books I'd like to read", "Movies I want to see", etc.
• Read book reviews directly from the online catalog
• Decide for yourself when, and which, emails you want to receive regarding holds, due dates and overdue notices
• Add tags (your own keywords) to items in the catalog
• Make lists of library materials and email them to yourself
And as if that wasn't enough - we will NOT be carrying any late fees you might have incurred over to the new system. A clean catalog screen plus a clean slate for you = a great way to start out!
The library will begin transferring data from the old system to Koha on Saturday, September 3rd, after the library closes. From that time, until Wednesday, September 7th, when the library reopens, there will be no access to our online catalog. We will adjust due dates on library materials so that nothing is due during that time period, but it will unfortunately not be possible to place holds on or renew library materials.
For those of you who want to learn how to use all of the great new features available in Koha, the library will be holding a workshop on Saturday, September 17 at the Main Library from 10 to 11 a.m.
The Carmel Public Library Foundation provides funds for all of the Library's acquisitions, collections, services, equipment, archives, and public programs for children, adults, and seniors. While the City of Carmel funds Library salaries and building maintenance, it is private contributions to the Library Foundation that provide the rest. The Carmel Public Library Foundation has its annual campaign in progress to raise funds for free public programming such as Family Craft Time.
For donation/sponsoring questions, contact Amy Donohue, Executive Director of the Carmel Public Library Foundation at 831-624-2811 www.hm-lib.org or www.carmelpubliclibraryfoundation.org.
Harrison Memorial Library has been a treasured resource on the Central Coast of California for over 106 years. Some 106,000 Library cardholders and visitors walk through the Library doors annually. Among these are families, children, teens, and adults of all ages who depend on the Library to advance their practical life skills as well as to provide resources and services that advance literacy, foster cultural awareness, promote healthy living and wellness, and provide arts and cultural education and entertainment.
Amy Donohue, Executive Director of the Carmel Public Library Foundation at 624-2811