TNRD Libraries move to a new catalogue system

Starting in April a new computer system, which will enhance and improve the library experience

The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Library System will be moving in early April to a new computer system, which will enhance and improve the library experience for all patrons.

This web-based catalogue will become the primary tool for the public to view the library’s collection, as well as to place requests for specific material.

The Sierra system takes the place of Sitka/Evergreen.

For library patrons, the benefits of Sierra will include a more visually appealing discovery layer that will better showcase library holdings.

The new catalogue will also support more sophisticated search techniques, “Did You Mean?” suggestions, popular choices, tag clouds and user-contributed tags.

Other features include the ability to review materials, create RSS My Record feeds, enjoy same-day telephone notifications, or register for a card online.

Not all of these features will be available immediately, but the TNRD Library System looks forward to improving the experience in the long term.

The TNRD Library System will be providing information in the near future to explain the changes that the move to Sierra will entail, including launch dates.

Library staff are committed to making every effort to ensure the transition to Sierra is smooth and has as little impact on patrons as possible.