New Catalogue Launched – October 29th 2009

October 30, 2009 at 8:03 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, e-resource, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti | 3 Comments

On Thursday October 29th Dunedin Public Libraries launched its new online catalogue.

Among the many features on offer are the ability to search library records, place a hold and build permanent lists of items of interest.

Discover our new look catalogue for yourself.


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  1. How do you log into the new online catalogue?

    • I was confused for a minute by this also. Before your User ID was the last 7 digits of your library card number. Now it is the WHOLE card number.

      So, now your user ID includes the 2900100. Your pin number should be the same as it was before.

  2. So, what’s better about the new catalogue? From a quick look, I see no improvement. If there are new features, I can’t find any explanation of what they are (the list of features on the home page doesn’t list anything we couldn’t do before). The interface is certainly no more attractive or intuitive. Many operations (like a simple title search) seem to take more steps. The link back to the library home page or to library databases is not obvious. The catalogue apparently no longer works with the Library Elf reminder service. My personal list is gone (though I did appreciate the e-mail warning that it was going), and I’ll have to reconstruct it.

    If the change was born of some behind-the-scenes legal or technical necessity, that’s understandable. But somebody sold this package to the library as an improvement for users, well, I’d ask for my money back.

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