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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
Capital Community College
Gateway Community College
Housatonic Community College
Manchester Community College
Middlesex Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Northwestern CT Community College
Norwalk Community College
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Tunxis Community College
Central CT State University
Eastern CT State University
Southern CT State University
Western CT State University
Charter Oak State College
Connecticut State Library

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


Name Title Phone Email
Veronica Kenausis Interim Program Manager for Library Consortium Operations 203-837-9109
Scott Zak Project Manager 860-723-0158
Christina Baum Implementation Committee Co-Chair 203-392-5760
Jaime Hammond Implementation Committee Co-Chair 203-575-8199
    • 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