Canadian Museum of Nature Goes Live With Its New Web OPAC
The library of the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada, recently went live with its new Vubis Smart Web OPAC. Through the Web OPAC, library users enjoy access to one of Canada's oldest natural history collections, comprising books, periodicals, museum publications, and a wide array of audio/visual materials.
The library's collection specializes in the subject areas of interest to the museum, including botany, mineral sciences, paleobiology, systematics, and zoology. The library also includes a Rare Book Collection, some of which is online. This collection consists of 4,000 pre-20th century monographs, manuscripts and periodicals that cover expeditions, natural history, biological and earth sciences dating back to the 1500s.
The Canadian Museum of Nature has been using Vubis Smart, Infor's integrated library system, since November 2008. The museum's Vubis Smart account is installed on a shared server with the museum's parent department in the Canadian Federal Government - Canadian Heritage. As the museum's library is relatively small, sharing a server meant the museum did not need dedicated IT staff to support a local server. The ability of Vubis Smart to accommodate multiple databases on a single server was therefore a significant benefit.
Learn more about the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's leading natural sciences and natural history museum, at: http://nature.ca.