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New Library Catalog Interface!

by Hannah Lee on 2021-07-21T09:46:00-07:00 | Comments

Primo VE Migration for OneSearch

On July 2021, the 23 CSU libraries have agreed to migrate to Ex Libris Primo VE.  Primo VE offers many advantages over Primo - the software we currently use for OneSearch (the Library Catalog). What does this mean for you? Read below to find out!

Cat in a moving box

Image from Jackie Zhao

When is the migration happening?

The migration date is scheduled for July 28, 2021.

Please be patient with us during the migration and set up everything in the new environment.

What will happen to My Library Account?

Your saved records will be copied over - you don't have to do anything!

Your saved searches and search history will not be copied over. We recommend you backup your searches and history. We may be able to retrieve searches and search history on your behalf but there are no guarantees.

What about my links and bookmarks?!

Don't worry! Your links and bookmarks will automatically redirect to the right place. However, please update your links and bookmarks when you can.

What's going to change?

Here are a few key changes that you might notice: 

Availability numbers
Previous interface New Interface
One search availability facet Primo BO One search availability facet Primo VE
Shows availability of certain items; however, the quantities were often incorrect Does not show availability of certain items; this removes incorrect information
Just sign in!
Previous interface New Interface
Screen capture of sign in for more options on library record Screen capture of sign in for more options on library record
There used to be instructions on how to get materials not available at CSUDH. Now, all you need to do is sign in to see what options are available!
Better records
Previous interface New Interface
Screen capture of a single record on library record Screen capture of multiple records on library record
Each version of an item has separate records. Now, you can see multiple versions of a single item! There are also more cover images. 

Why the new interface?

Primo VE offers several advantages including a better user interface and increased searching speed. Find out more from the vendor's FAQ page here

I still need help!

Contact the Discovery & Systems Librarian, Hannah Lee, at for questions, concerns, or help.

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