Message Detail


To: Students-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
From: Library Communications
Summary: Library Services affected by Orbis upgrade on Memorial Day weekend
Date: 21-MAY-2012 10:51:00 AM Message ID: 79408

During the Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28, the Library will be upgrading its Orbis Library Catalog.

Available Services during the upgrade 
While the upgrade is in progress, you will be able to:

  • Charge and return books
  • Access a read-only version of Orbis (You will not be able to renew items, request materials, or access ‘My Account’)
  • Place ILL requests

Unavailable Services during the upgrade
Some services will be limited or unavailable:

  • Limited privileges (i.e. no desk passes)
  • No retrieval or searching services
  • No delivery of items from the LSF (Library Shelving Facility) or other campus libraries
  • No fine payments
  • No email notices (i.e. no courtesy reminders, recall notices, overdue notices, etc)
  • No Borrow Direct requests

Classic Orbis Retirement & New Features 
The ‘Classic” version of Orbis will not be available after the upgrade because it is no longer developed and supported by the vendor that creates Orbis.  However, several features of the “Classic” version of Orbis will be introduced into the new Orbis interface as part of the upgrade, including:

  • Enhanced requesting functionalityAdditional
  • Quick Limits for Maps and Microform
  • Ability to browse subjects from a specific title
  • Search term highlighting
  • Enhanced My Account functionality
  • Improved performance for Call Number browsing

For more information, contact us at AskYale at: http://ask.library.yale.edu/