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Kōtui launch imminent at Hastings District Libraries

29th April 2013

Kōtui launch imminent at Hastings District Libraries

The final preparations are underway to launch Kōtui at the Hastings District Libraries on Thursday, 16th May.

Kōtui, a shared collection management service, has already been launched successfully in a number of New Zealand libraries, providing an improved level of service which makes resources, not only print, easier to find.

Hastings District Libraries manager Paula Murdoch says all three libraries, Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North, will remain open in the final stages of the migration, but some core services will not be available.

“We will endeavour to make the changeover to the new computer system as smooth as possible for library users; however it is unavoidable that there will be some disruption to services during the final part of the process.”

As part of the changeover, there will be no computer system operating for searching, lending or returning items, payments or reservations on Tuesday 14th May and Wednesday 15th May.

Paula Murdoch says “Internet services, use of study and meeting spaces and other facilities and services will be available as usual, as will inhouse use of the library collections. It’s just that we will be unable to loan or return items or place or pay for reservations or take overdue payments for two days.”

Paula Murdoch says that the loan period for items that would normally be due on the Tuesday or Wednesday have been adjusted so that customers will have them for a few extra days.

“Our libraries will remain open while we make the change to the new management service and we’d love to see you, but for a couple of days there will be some limitations on what we can offer. Kōtui will provide a much improved level of service and the small amount of disruption will be worthwhile in the end.”

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