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. Starting on the 7th of December 2020 you will be 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 will be 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 will need a completely new user account. The registration is now open. You find all relevant information to create a new user account on our registration page. From 7 December 2020, it will also be easier for you to borrow and return media. The new courier service will connect all participating libraries throughout Switzerland and replace 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. 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!