On Friday 8th July, the library management system used by most libraries at the University of Oxford will enter a 10-day downtime period, during which all the data will be migrated from the old system, Geac Advance, to the new LMS, Aleph.
For more information about the impact of the downtime, please refer to this post on the switchover of the library management system.
Here are some screenshots of Geac Advance, lest we forget.
The login screen. Nothing appears next to ‘password’ as you type, no asterisks, nothing. If you make a mistake when entering the username or password here, you have to begin again – you can’t delete or backspace:
This is what the first page of a MARC record looks like:
Some people may lament the loss of the feature which allowed you to change the font and background colours:
Mmm… magenta text on cyan background.
I’m looking forward to the new system – being able to click, use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste, and being able to move between circulation and cataloguing modules in the same session. Nice!