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Library searching easier
System switch-over: Hastings District Libraries manager Paula Murdoch with an iPad showing the new Kotui
system, which will make it easier for users to find book titles and search library e-resources.
By CLINTON LLEWELLYN
Searching for a book at one of
Hastings' three libraries is
about to become much easier.
Next month Hastings District
Libraries will become the 16th
public library in the country to
subscribe to Kotui, a shared ser-
vice that allows users to search
for titles more efficiently.
Local library users are being
advised they will be unable to
borrow books for two days before
the switch-over to the new sys-
District Libraries manager
Paula Murdoch said Kotui
would make it easier to search
library resources from a single
access point, such as a computer
or smart phone, and from any
Our current catalogue has
been online for a couple of
However, [it] only searches
the physical items that are on
the shelves, like books and
If you want to find other
resources we provide access to --
full-text journal articles,
e-books, downloadable audio
books and other online content,
you have to separately search in
a lot of different places to find
the additional content.
The new system will enable
searching across both the physi-
cal print collections and digital
thereby avoiding the need to
execute lots of different
Searching will be easier and
more comprehensive, in that it
enables customers to find more
of the content we have access to
with less effort, and with im-
proved functionality,'' she said.
The service also allowed peo-
ple to view digital items online
and registered library users
could hold print items they
wanted to borrow.
Mrs Murdoch said switching
from the old system, introduced
in 1998, would benefit both
customers and library staff, and
better meet the community's
needs now and into the future''.
Kotui is a business unit of the
National Library and is avail-
able to all New Zealand public
libraries on a subscription basis.
At least 17 local authorities
are expected to be using the ser-
vice by the end of 2013.
It had cost to change over to
the new system, but the ongoing
subscription costs to use the ser-
vice were not significantly
more'' than the old system.
Because there were more lib-
raries using the shared service,
the council said their collective
bargaining power represented
better value for the dollars
spent'' and the subscription
costs also included help desk
Other financial benefits
included less depreciation and
no ongoing software or server
The Hastings libraries will be
switching over to the new sys-
tem on Thursday, May 16, and
warns that there will be only
limited services available on the
two days before the launch.
There will be no computer sys-
tem operating for lending,
returning or placing reserva-
tions on library material or pay-
No library catalogue will be
Internet services, use of study
and meeting spaces and other
services will be available.
Helicopter out of action
The Hawke's Bay rescue helicopter
was out of action last week after a
rotor blade hit the tail during a
freak gust of wind'' while preparing
to take off.
The accident split the blade and
took a chunk out of the tail boom,
leaving the helicopter out of action.
Mr Wilmot said the aircraft had
been flying in and out of Wellington
for years without incident.
The accident was caused by a per-
fect storm'' of events, with a gust
blowing at the wrong moment during
the start-up sequence. The CAA was
evaluating the incident.
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