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Canizaro Library Unveils New Catalog System

Friday, April 25, 2014

Ave Maria University’s Canizaro Library staff members have been busy over the course of a year transitioning to a new library management system (OCLC WorldShare). 

The new system is a Web-based environment that streamlines work for library staff and provides effective and more efficient library services for the campus community.  The University had outgrown its old catalog. The new system includes a single interface for patrons to use to search multiple disciplines, direct access to electronic content, improved circulation activities and resource sharing as well as better visibility to the library’s unique collections. 

Searching for items owned by the Canizaro Library, articles in the collection’s databases, and items owned by other libraries worldwide is now available in one easy-to-use location: http://avemariauniversity.worldcat.org.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the University community can use their cell phones or tablets to access these databases, another new part of the improved catalog.

The Canizaro Library, with its extensive philosophy and religion-based holdings, is one of the largest collections in the region.