This is a draft timetable for the major points to note throughout June and July as the Bodleian Libraries move over to our new library system (see previous post).
31st May: Please let us have any book purchase recommendations by this date.
1st-17th June: Reduced purchasing.
18th June – 17th July: No purchasing. If you have urgent requests, please let us know and we will see what we can do!
1st- 7th July: Put your stack requests in now for the downtime, and familiarise yourself with SOLO (if you haven’t already!)
7th July: Last day for stack requests. Make sure you know your OLIS password (for logging on to PCs, placing stack requests, renewing loans) – passwords cannot be reset 8th-17th July.
8th July: OLIS switched off at 17:00. Beginning of transfer of data to new system. Withdrawal of character-based catalogue (ie, telnet OLIS).
8th-17th July: switchover
- Existing catalogue (SOLO), allowing bibliographic searching, location of open-shelf material.
- Borrowing (via back-up system, ie, not recording transactions on OLIS).
- Stack request
- Other circulation functions
- Password resets
18th July: OLIS (Aleph) goes live at 09:00.