We are implementing a brand new library system

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At CBS Library, we are excited about introducing a new and state-of-art library system. Visually, users of Libsearch, our online discovery system, will not experience a lot of changes. However, the upgrade does come with a whole suite of new features.

02/02/2021

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At CBS Library, we are excited about introducing a new and state-of-art library system. Visually, users of Libsearch, our online discovery system, will not experience a lot of changes. However, the upgrade does come with a whole suite of new features.

 

New features

  • CBS students and staff will be able to access Libsearch with their CBS username and password.
  • Users will be able to change their own PIN (for checkout / self-service desks) and password for Libsearch.
  • Access with NemID will be enabled.
  • It will be easier to pay fees and fines with a new online payment solution from Nets.
  • It will be easier to check CBS Library availability of e-articles and -books from within the Libsearch platform.

 

Pending reservations

Any reservations you may have will unfortunately not be transferred automatically. Thus, if you have made a reservation in Libsearch but have not received a pick-up notification by 24 February, you need to place another reservation in the new Libsearch platform after launch on 25 February, 2021.

 

Saved searches and alerts in Libsearch will disappear

Any saved queries or alerts you may have will not be moved across to the new Libsearch platform. We recommend that you make a note of them and recreate them when the new platform is up and running on Thursday February 25 2021.


Links in Canvas (CBS staff and students only)

Link from Canvas to items in Libsearch might not work correctly as Libsearch changes URL and the permanent links will change. Please search for title and author if you have trouble with links from Canvas. We recommend that teachers check and change links in reading lists.
 

New PIN and password

For GDPR reasons, we will not be able to transfer all current PINs and passwords to the new platform. We will send you an e-mail with your new login details as soon as we launch the new platform.
CBS students and staff will be able to sign in with their CBS credentials right away. Private users, companies, and libraries will need a new password.
Going forward the PIN is only needed for the selfservice machines.
 

Important dates

Below you will find the exact dates of changes that will affect you as a library patron. You will be able to search the catalogue and access e-resources throughout the process.

31. January 2021 – the current platform will be closed for all requests pertaining to inter-library loans and new acquisitions.

16. February 2021 – you will no longer be able to make a reservation or place an order in Libsearch.

24. February 2021 – Last chance to access saved queries and pending reservations.

25. February 2021- On this day, the new library system will launch.

10. March 2021 – all due dates will be extended at least until this day (except inter-library loans) to ensure that nobody is caught out due to the upgrade.

 

Questions and comments

Please reach out, if you have any questions or comments. Contact CBS Library.

 

Background

Aleph, the current CBS Library discovery system, is outdated and in need of an upgrade. To replace Aleph, we will be implementing Alma by Ex Libris, which is also the company behind Aleph and Primo VE, the end-user interface, which at CBS goes by the name of Libsearch. 

Recently, a number of major Danish university libraries have also implemented ALMA, so in time cross –library collaboration will be far more seamless than is the case today.

The Royal Library (incl. Roskilde University Library) and Aalborg University Library already implemented a joint solution that allows patrons to query the holdings of all libraries in one single operation.

 

 

The page was last edited by: CBS Library // 02/25/2021