BorrowDirect Upgrade

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 The Request It service Borrow Direct will be unavailable Wednesday October 3, 2001, for the entire day for a software upgrade. Service is expected to be restored by Thursday morning Oct. 4.

The major benefits of this upgrade will be faster response time, improved system reliability, and fewer errors during catalog searching.

New features include:

  • The name of the library that owns the item will now be displayed on the "search results" screen. If multiple libraries own the item, the number of owning libraries will be displayed.
  • Search result lists can be sorted by Author, Title, or Publication Date by clicking the appropriate column heading.
  • You can cancel your own requests for books that have not yet been shipped by the lending library. This is done from the Patron Menu, "Review your Own Requests."