Temple Japan library catalog added to Diamond

Over the weekend of July 30 -31, 2011, we will migrate the online catalog of holdings for the libraries of Temple University Japan (TUJ) into the main campus online catalog system, Diamond. From August 1 forward, when you search either the catalog (Diamond) or our Summon search engine, you may well begin to find some of the 50,000 library books and journals which are labeled as being in either the TUJ Tokyo campus library or that in Osaka. This change culminates several months of planning. It creates ongoing cost efficiencies for TUJ since TUJ will not need to operate a completely separate online catalog and circulation system. Perhaps most Importantly, TUJ faculty and students will now have a single lookup that lets them search simultaneously for print books (in Japan) and online ebooks (of which there are hundreds of thousands linked from the main campus catalog and Summon). For most main campus users of the online catalog or Summon, the change will not be noticeable. For library users at our TUJ campuses, their old library catalog will be discontinued in favor of Diamond. – Jonathan LeBreton Senior Associate University Librarian

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