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Using Discover

A guide that highlights features and functions in Discover as the Five Colleges move to the new FOLIO library platform and reitre the current library catalog (Aleph)

Timeline

Project Overview

Summer 2019-Spring 2021: Working groups evaluate current practices and policies in order to consolidate operations

Summer 2021: Specialized management of e-resources and holdings moves to FOLIO system.

Fall 2021: Back-end work continues, including system configuration and consolidating policies and loan rules. 

Spring 2022: Migrate data, testing, prepare training and documentation for staff and for users

July 2022: Five Colleges Libraries Catalog (Aleph) shut down; all users directed to Discover

Important Deadlines during the Final Migration Stages
  • May 25, 2022: Last day to ask LITS to order new items for the collection (e.g., via LITS' purchase request form). LITS will start accepting order requests again on July 18. 
  • June 21, 2022: Last day to request items from any of the Five College Libraries for pickup at Mount Holyoke. 
  • June 26, 2022: Last day to check out any physical item (e.g., book, DVD, phone charger) at the LITS Circulation desk. Checkouts will resume in early July.
    • Note: Research databases, online journals, streaming video and ebooks will remain available throughout the migration.
Before and During the Final Migration Stages, LITS' Encourages You to:
  • Return library materials before June 24, 2022
  • From June 29-July 11, Discover may not be fully functional so we recommend using the Databases A-Z list to use specific databases and the Journal Locator to find online access to specific journal articles and newspapers in the interim.

 

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