Location: 1st Floor, northeast corner
The Systems office is responsible for operating and managing Ignacio,
the University of San Francisco libraries (Gleeson Library | Geschke
Learning Resource Center and Zief Law Library) integrated online system.
Goals of the office include:
- maintaining the security, stability and performance of the library system
of enhancements which improve service to the University and the
efficiency and effectiveness of the Library staff.
Ignacio is known to most as the library
online catalog. However, it is a fully integrated system which is used
for most library operations. The software is provided by Innovative Interfaces Inc.
Acquisitions Department uses the system to order and receive books.
Orders are transmitted electronically. Once received and paid for, the
books are sent to the Catalog Department for processing. Complete
records which describe the materials and provide access points for
retrieval are entered into the system.
Department. uses the same system to check-out materials. A database of
all authorized library users is maintained on the system for the
purposes of checking out books and for authentication when accessing
reference databases from remote locations. You can view your library
record on the system to see what you have checked out and when it is
due back. System generated email notices are available for those who
wish to receive them.
The Periodicals Department also uses the
system to manage subscriptions and to receive and claim journal issues.
The library user can easily see which issues have been received on a
check-in record for a specific title.
Interlibrary Loan requests are initiated through Ignacio and all Interlibrary Loan transactions are maintained on this system.
system provides a variety of statistics. Some reports are generated
automatically, while others may be customized by library staff. The
information that is extracted is valuable for library planning in many
The catalog itself contains records for all the books
and journals in Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center and
Zief Law Library. Tip: Although there are a number of search indexes to
the catalog (author, title, subject etc.), keyword is probably the most
powerful, particularly if you are not sure of exactly what you are