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HSGswisscovery - «1 catalogue, 1 account, 1 courier service»

A new age for higher education in Switzerland is approaching as around 500 scientific libraries merge their catalogues and courier services. The HSG library is a participant and an initial founder of this mammoth project.

Since the 7th of December 2020 you are able to use a single research platform, HSGswisscovery, to not only search and access our media holdings but those of all scientific libraries in Switzerland. HSGswisscovery is replacing our previous library networks and research platforms. This includes the Metasearch.

Thanks to the merge, HSGswisscovery offers access to more than 30 million books, series, newspapers and non-book materials, as well as more than 3 billion electronic articles. The new system is operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform, or SLSP. SLSP was founded by 15 university libraries - the HSG library is one of them. Today, 475 additional libraries across Switzerland have joined the platform. To use HSGswisscovery you need a completely new user account.

It is also easier for you to borrow and return media. The new courier service connects all participating libraries throughout Switzerland and replaces previous courier services such as IDS Courier and NEBIS. With the courier service, you can order books from one library and have them delivered for a fee to another library within 48 hours.

Tabelle mit Dokumentation der wichtigsten Daten zur Einführung von HSGswisscovery
Zeitstrahl zur Einführung von HSGswisscovery

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07.12.2020

The system overhaul also means that our borrowing regulations and fees will be adjusted among the participating libraries. For you as a HSG library user this means a new lending period of 28 days, a reduced return period of 6 days, the option of borrowing up to 100 media at once, and a minimal raise of the courier fee to CHF 6.-. More on the old and new borrowing regulations here.

07.12.2020

The new courier service delivers to all these libraries in approximately 48 hours. You can order from a vastly increased pool of libraries to your desired destination library or directly to your home. More on the media courier here.

07.12.2020

With HSGswisscovery we are now part of a new nationwide library system. We are delighted to be able to offer you an extended access to academic ressources due to this merger and to help shape this pioneering step for Swiss libraries.

04.12.2020

It won’t be possible to transfer reservations on media to our new system. Hence, your reservations have been deactivated in the old system. We don’t leave you in the lurch. We have compiled the deleted reservations in your still current user account, so you can reserve your desired media once again in HSGswisscovery, starting on the 07.12.2020. For this you will need a new account. Register now!

03.12.2020

Due to the system overhaul of HSGswissscovery our current system will be frozen from the 03.12.2020 until the 06.12.2020. No media can be lent, therefore you cannot collect your orders In that period. From the 07.12.2020 on, media can be collected again. For that you need a new user account. Register now!

03.12.2020

The automatic extension of the loan period is ending due to the imminent library system change to HSGswisscovery. Borrowing media in the new system at HSG library will be possible from the 07.12.2020 on.

01.12.2020

Until the new system is going live on 07.12.2020 media orders from St.Galler Kurier or the Speicherbibliothek Büron will not be possible anymore. You will still be able to return their media at the HSG library. At the HSGswisscovery GoLive on the 07.12.2020 a new media courier connecting all participants of the new system will start operating and St.Galler Kurier continues its service.

23.11.2020

Despite our library system overhaul the library will remain open as normal (not taking into account any virus-related inconveniences). However, our current system will be frozen from the 03.12.2020 until the 06.12.2020. In that period we are unable to lend you any media or to accept any returns. You can use our study spaces and deposit books to return.

16.11.2020

From now on, media orders from IDS libraries (except Speicherbibliothek) will not be possible anymore. At the HSGswisscovery GoLive on the 07.12.2020 a new media courier connecting all participants of the new system will start operating. You will still be able to return media from IDS libraries at the HSG library.

16.11.2020

Until the 07.12.2020 no further reservations can be placed on borrowed media. All open reservations will be deleted shortly before the new system goes live. After the system overhaul you will need a new library account.

09.11.2020

Please return all borrowed media back to the HSG library. At the circulation desk or in the grey return box in front of the library building entrance. From far away please return media by post or until the end of november at the courier libraries in St.Gallen or IDS. If you clear your whole account at the circulation desk, we will show our appreciation with a little gift (limited supply available)!

Media you find hard to part with at the moment can be borrowed once again from the 07.12.2020 on site in the library in HSGswisscovery. Therefore you will need a new user account. All media, that are borrowed in the current system, have to be returned until the 16.12.2020 at the very latest! Failure to return media will result in fines.

Please note: Recalls due to reservation or expired maximum lending period are - as usual - possible at any time.

02.11.2020

Pre-info! At the HSGswisscovery GoLive on the 07.12.2020 a new media courier connecting all participants of the new system will start operating. Already from the 15.11.2020, media orders from IDS libraries (except Speicherbibliothek) will not be possible anymore. You will still be able to return media from IDS libraries at the HSG library.

Further reservations of media will not be possible from the 15.11.2020 until the 07.12.2020.

26.10.2020

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” - true enough! Hence, you can already register for HSGswisscovery, without ruffle or excitement. Due to reasons of data protection and because HSGswisscovery is a merger of several catalogues your old user accounts can not be migrated. From the 07.12.2020 onwards you will need the new login to use any of our media.

23.10.2020

From now on and until 7.12.2020 we are unable to order any media or integrate new arrivals into our collection. You can still place purchase suggestions. They will be processed from 7.12.2020. Please keep in mind that you can only reserve the suggested media, if you register for HSGswisscovery.

08.10.2020

Two months to go until going live on 7 december 2020 at 10 a.m. We are busy preparing the merge and looking forward with great pleasure!

29.09.2020

Do you have an urgent purchase suggestion? In that case may we suggest that you act quickly? Due to the system change we are unable to order any new media form the 23rd of October 2020 until th 7th of December 2020. Media delivered to us in this time can also not be integrated into our collection.

23.09.2020

As part of our change of system we will need all borrowed media back by the 07.12.2020 to book them on to HSGswisscovery. Are you living your life to the max when it comes to borrowing from us? Make sure to sort through your unneeded media and return them in a timely manner. This will greatly aid you to avoid overworking your biceps in December.

22.09.2020

Welcome to our HSGswisscovery ticker! Here we’ll inform you about all the changes, large and small, that the above mentioned mammoth project for our library will entail. We will keep you up to date!

 

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