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Library Automation

Library Automation CoSer 521

This service is designed to provide ongoing software support for school libraries in the ONC BOCES.  Support provides a local help desk, technology support, listserv, consultation, record conversions, workshops, training, and equipment purchase.

OPALS:  Online library automation used by school libraries.

SCOOLS: (South Central Organization Of (school) Library Systems).  A union catalog combining six BOCES in NYS for Interlibrary Loans.

SEEK:  A single sign-on software that organizes all databases subscriptions on one webpage, allowing students and faculty to search all database subscriptions with one password.

Sarah Livingston
Digital Library Resource Specialist
  • Is a web-based catalog used by all ONC BOCES school libraries.
  • Interfaces with the Union Database for ILL, and eBooks.
  • Is supported by SLS Library Automation which includes a help desk, listserv, technology support, training, and consultation.

Listed are the updates for OPALS.   More training is available on site or other settings.  Please contact Sarah Livingston - 607-286-7715, ext. 2705 for any questions or to set up training. 

2017 June

2017 January

2016 September

2016 March 

2015 June


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