The shared catalog of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, known more commonly as SUMMIT, has had some major changes lately.
The second of the four “phases” of the change in catalogs has begun. The second group of libraries have begun to upload their old local catalog content into the new shared catalog. The go-live date for the new libraries to publicly appear in the new catalog is December.
Why is this significant? The second group of libraries is very large, so a sizable chunk of new library records will appear in the new catalog around December. This will increase the amount of materials that one can borrow through the new catalog interface instead of being bounced to the old Summit catalog system. In essence, this will make one’s use of the new system more efficient and ultimately more pleasant. As more libraries join, the need to use the old catalog will naturally decrease.
Libraries in each group (cohort) are listed below along with their go-live dates.
It is important to remember that a major purpose for this new catalog is to remove the need for local catalogs for each institution. We are attempting to share one catalog resource with 37 member institutions.
Cohort plan for the Shared ILS implementation
Linfield CollegeMarylhurst UniversityPacific UniversityUniversity of WashingtonWestern Washington UniversityWillamette University
Concordia UniversityEastern Washington UniversityEvergreen State CollegeLewis & Clark CollegePortland Community CollegeReed CollegeSaint Martin’s UniversitySeattle Pacific UniversityUniversity of IdahoWarner Pacific CollegeWashington State University
Clark CollegeMt Hood Community CollegeOregon Health & Science UniversityOregon Institute of TechnologyPortland State UniversitySouthern Oregon UniversityUniversity of OregonUniversity of PortlandUniversity of Puget SoundWestern Oregon University
Cohort 4 (Go-Live December 2014)
Central Oregon Community CollegeCentral Washington UniversityChemeketa Community CollegeEastern Oregon UniversityGeorge Fox UniversityLane Community CollegeOregon State UniversitySeattle UniversityWalla Walla UniversityWhitman College