Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Onondaga County Public Library Upgrades Digital Catalog

Tuesday October 23, 2007, The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) has just upgraded their on-line and in-library catalog, up to the latest technology. OCPL has their complete catalog on the newest version of Polaris Library System's "Find Tool."

This is just about the easiest to use and one of the fastest digital library catalogs that I have ever seen or used yet. You have the choices of using traditional keyword searches with title, author, subject, and you can also search using other categories that you might know of, such as general notes, publisher, genre, series, ISSN, LCCN, publisher number, SuDoc, CODEN or STRN.

Using the traditional methods of title or author I am very impressed with the speed at which this system returns your desired answers. For researchers looking for an obscure genealogical title I encourage you to check their new catalog system out. It is all free to use by anyone, from anywhere, and most of their huge Local History / Genealogy collection has not yet been uploaded to the system, so you just might locate a very rare or unique item that you need for your research right here in Syracuse, NY.

You can even subscribe to an RSS feed for information on new titles of books or media as they become available.

The OCPL catalog may be found at

Information on Polaris Library System may be found at

Dick Hillenbrand
Upstate New York Genealogy

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