Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The new Keys Catalog of Library materials

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian) 

We are delighted to announce the Keys Catalog of Library materials at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park:

Screenshot of the Keys Catalog of Library materials

Available online, the new Keys Catalog brings the Library to you.  Researchers will now be able to access records of all the cataloged holdings of the Library with live links to available electronic editions.  It also contains a growing number of records for archival collections that link to the expanded descriptions at the Online Archive of California.

Logins and passwords are freely available to anyone and allow access to Keys Catalog features such as lists, record tagging, and more.  Purchase suggestions may be made from any page, with or without a login, but if you have a login, you will receive updates on the status of your suggestion.  Contact us for a login, or to learn more.

With support and hosting from ByWater Solutions the catalog is powered by Koha, the first developed open-source integrated library system.  Koha is an enterprise-class ILS in use worldwide and is developed by a growing community of collaborating libraries.  We are proud to now count ourselves among the growing number of institutions in the Koha Community.