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Integrated Library Project

A project to unify library resources of the CSCU System

A single, easy-to-use library system for the students, faculty, and staff of the CSCU and users of the Connecticut State Library.

Library Websites

Campus Program Website
Asnuntuck Community College library.ct.edu/acc
Capital Community College library.ct.edu/ccc
Gateway Community College library.ct.edu/gcc
Housatonic Community College library.ct.edu/hcc
Manchester Community College library.ct.edu/mcc
Middlesex Community College library.ct.edu/mxcc
Naugatuck Valley Community College library.ct.edu/nvcc
Northwestern CT Community College library.ct.edu/nwcc
Norwalk Community College library.ct.edu/ncc
Quinebaug Valley Community College library.ct.edu/qvcc
Three Rivers Community College library.ct.edu/trcc
Tunxis Community College library.ct.edu/txcc
Central CT State University library.ct.edu/ccsu
Eastern CT State University library.ct.edu/ecsu
Southern CT State University library.ct.edu/scsu
Western CT State University library.ct.edu/wcsu
Charter Oak State College library.ct.edu/cosc
Connecticut State Library library.ct.edu/csl

About the Project

Project Goals

  • Improve discovery of resources and provide a seamless library experience
  • Increase depth and diversity of library collections and broad sharing of resources
  • Efficiencies in workflows through a shared, reduced-maintenance environment
  • Provide a common platform to build additional collaborative CSCU library initiatives
  • Increase library staff time dedicated to direct student services
Project Timeline

Project Requirements

Library Staff participation
System migration and configuration is a complex and labor-intensive undertaking that requires a tremendous investment of time, expertise, and trust. All staff members will be dedicating a significant portion of their work time to managing and learning new processes.

Campus support
Continued campus support for these activities is very much appreciated.

Get Involved

Contact

Name Title Phone Email
Veronica Kenausis Interim Program Manager for Library Consortium Operations 203-837-9109 kenausisv@wcsu.edu
Scott Zak Project Manager 860-723-0158 zaks@ct.edu
Christina Baum Implementation Committee Co-Chair 203-392-5760 baumc1@southernct.edu
Jaime Hammond Implementation Committee Co-Chair 203-575-8199 jhammond@nv.edu
    • RFP preparation and contract award
  • Preparing for data extraction and loading
    • CCs have over 875,000 bibliographic records and over 750,000 individual items in 12 separate systems
    • CSUs have over 1.4 million bibliographic records and over 2.25 million items (books, journals, etc.)
    • Combined systems have over 1.6 million Authority records (i.e. headings in prescribed format)
    Staff training across all functional modules
    • Pursuing streamlined workflows in cataloging, acquisitions, electronic resources management, interlibrary loan, etc.
    • Investigating external systems integration (Banner, Blackboard, LibGuides, more)
    Determining system wide policies and procedures
    • What we loan to whom and for how long
    • How we transport and store physical resources (i.e. books)
    • Go Live
    • Add value to campuses and system through collaboration
    • Shared services and initiatives
      • System wide repository for scholarly output
      • Information literacy instructional modules
      • Digitization and archival services
    • Shared knowledge and expertise
    • Cooperative collection development
    • Future collaboration with UConn Libraries