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Red Letter Day: Mon. June 8th

Red Letter Day: Mon. June 8th

Next Monday will be a red letter day for the Missouri State University Libraries. If all goes as planned several important things will happen: New Systems Go Live: The Missouri State University Libraries, in partnership with EBSCO, one of the leading providers of research databases, e-journals, e-books, and discovery services to libraries, has undertaken a major project to upgrade its fundamental information systems.  Because the foundation of this project will be a new open-source software platform called FOLIO (the Future…

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Migration to New Systems Coming in Early June

Migration to New Systems Coming in Early June

The Missouri State University Libraries will be migrating to new systems in early June. Here is the basic information that users need to know:   At approximately 6:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 4, 2020, MSU faculty, staff, students, and other community members will no longer be able to renew or request items via the SWAN or MOBIUS catalogs. (MOBIUS requests, as well as requests from other SWAN libraries. have been unavailable since March, and will remain so through June.) However,…

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Upcoming Changes to My EBSCOhost Folder Access

Upcoming Changes to My EBSCOhost Folder Access

On Monday, March 30, 2020, the Missouri State University Libraries began transitioning to OpenAthens to manage remote access to electronic resources (online journals, databases, e-books, etc.) from the previous proxy server system used.   One effect of this change was that users accessing EBSCOhost systems (e.g., Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, EBSCO Discovery Service, and more) had a My EBSCOhost account created for them. Among other functionality, this account provides persistent access to a My EBSCOhost folder, giving users…

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First FOLIO Update: Fameflower Coming Soon

First FOLIO Update: Fameflower Coming Soon

Developers of FOLIO, the new, collaborative, open-source LSP (Library Services Platform) that the Missouri State University Libraries is implementing, along with many other peer and aspirational universities in North America and Europe, have been giving flower names of various versions of the software, in alphabetical order. The Fameflower version, following the Edelweiss release (now you’ll have that song in mind for the rest of the day), which will be our initial production software, will be available very soon, perhaps as…

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MSU Library Contingent Attends WOLFCon 2020 at Texas A&M University

MSU Library Contingent Attends WOLFCon 2020 at Texas A&M University

On January 22nd through the 24, a contingent from the MSU Libraries, consisting of Brooks Travis (LIT Coordinator), Mark Arnold (Library Systems and Support Specialist), and Joshua Lambert (Head of Access Services), attended the 2020 World Open Library Foundation Conference (WOLFcon) on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The three-day conference featured over 50 sessions on FOLIO, the new library services platform (LSP) the MSU Libraries are going live with in June 2020, and provided an opportunity to…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates as of Dec. 19th

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates as of Dec. 19th

EDS Discovery Layer: The Discovery Layer Implementation Advisory Working Group is very close to finalizing the initial configuration of MSU’s new EDS Discovery Layer. The new link will “go live” early in January, as the first step in a phased implementation. Crystal Dicke will be giving demonstrations of the new discovery layer soon, and she will continue to gather feedback and suggestions. Project ReShare: The Open Library Foundation (OLF) has been working on a collaborative project to develop and deploy…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Project Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Project Updates

A schematic drawing (conceptual map infographic) of the entire project has been produced, to help everyone better understand how the various pieces of this massive project will communicate, share data and metadata, and work together to better serve the information needs of library users.  The faculty and staff of the MSU Libraries are testing and tweaking the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), the discovery layer that will be implemented early in 2020. Initially, only selected e-resources will be discoverable through the…

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First FOLIO Project Updates

First FOLIO Project Updates

Next Thursday several members of the First FOLIO Project Steering Committee will travel to West Plains to meet with staff members of Garnett Library on the campus of Missouri State University – West Plains about the upcoming implementation.  On Tuesday the first meeting of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Implementation Advisory Working Group was held. A test version is up and running and all of the configurable parameters are being reviewed. Soon we will have a link available for broader…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

On Monday Lindsey Taggart and Rachel Besara drove up to Warrensburg to meet with representatives of the University of Central Missouri Libraries, as well as with a representative from MALA, the Mid-America Library Alliance based in Independence, Missouri. Valuable discussions were had and connections were made regarding resource sharing, courier services, data migration between library services platforms and more.  Conversations will continue, with a possible visit from a group of UCM librarians to MSU. On Monday Tom Peters met with…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

MSU-West Plains Joins the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project: Last week Dean Peters met with Dr. Dennis Lancaster, Dean of Academic Affairs at the MSU-West Plain campus. They agreed that both the Garnett Library on the West Plains campus and the Barbe Library on the Mountain Grove campus would participate in the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project. The search for a new Library Director for MSU-West Plains is underway, following the death of Sylvia Kuhlmeier. Once the new director is…

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