Library Management

Cornell U Library To Create Custom Book-Selection System

The Cornell University Library is teaming up with a private partner to create a book-selection system designed to combine metadata from multiple sources in a streamlined interface.

As part of the partnership, Cornell will use ProQuest's Oasis (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) to aggregate the data in a single interface. "OASIS, a Web-based system for searching, selecting and ordering print and electronic titles, matches the market's broadest title database with powerful search tools to locate titles quickly and efficiently," according to a news release. "OASIS will be used by Cornell University Library as its primary source for securing English-language print books from North America, the UK and other regions of the world."

"As the range of options for purchasing books continues to expand, we require tools that will help our librarians make informed decisions without having to sort through extraneous information in many different systems," said Jesse Koennecke, the director of acquisitions and e-resource licensing services for Cornell University Library, in a prepared statement. "Cornell University Library is pleased to be building on our long term relationships with Coutts and ProQuest to help improve the selection experience."

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