Trend Pitch (Technology Beat)

Story Pitch Outline: WSU Libraries changing to shared system for online holdings searches, borrowing, more access

Two-Sentence Explanation:

Washington State University Libraries soon will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. Users will see other improvements, too, including access to some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

Evidence:

http://news.wsu.edu/2013/10/16/wsu-libraries-changing-to-shared-system-for-online-holdings-searches-borrowing-more-
access/#.Umox_pTwLnM

http://orbiscascade.org/index/index

Why Now:
Change will be in effect this year.

Interviews:
Beth Blakesley, WSU Libraries, 509-335-6134, beth.blakesley@wsu.edu

Nella Letizia, public relations/communication coordinator senior, WSU Libraries, 509-335-6744, letizia@wsu.edu

500 words, news story.

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