Update on New Library System

The University of Denver Libraries implemented a new library management system on June 27, 2016.

Designed to increase efficiency, this new system provides faculty, staff, and students with a streamlined research experience while also reducing the time required for library staff to maintain search platforms.  To learn more about the features of Compass, please see our Compass FAQ.

While the library is working to ensure a smooth transition, the effort is not without challenges. A data migration of this size (over 4.2 million bibliographic records!) means that inevitably some data will not transfer correctly.  We are working as quickly as possible to address any errors and we appreciate your feedback and suggestions to help us improve the system.

Here are few updates on using our new system.

  • Logging into your Library Account provides more features than in the previous system.  In addition to renewing items, you can also save search queries, lists of items, and customized search preferences.  For more info, please see our FAQ.
  • Accessing the full-text links of articles in Compass is a bit different than using Summon@DU.  To access the full-text of articles, click on the “Access Online” tab underneath each article.  In many cases, you will be given multiple choices to access the article.  If you have any difficulties with accessing the full-text, please contact the Research Center for assistance.
  • Books and other items can still be requested in Compass.  Choose the “Get it” tab underneath each title.  Please note that you will need to login in order to see the requesting options.
  • Prospector borrowing and lending for DU patrons is still suspended, but will be available again starting in late summer.  This suspension of services was necessary in order to migrate all the data from one system to another.  Now that our new system is live we are working to connect our new system with the Prospector system. We will notify the DU community when Prospector services are restored.  Please see our blog post on available alternatives for requesting materials not owned by DU Libraries.

Additional FAQs on the new Compass system can be found at http://libraryhelp.du.edu/ask. Thank you for your patience during this transition.  If you have any questions, please contact the Research Center at (303) 871-2905 or email research@du.libanswers.com.

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