Big news! OHS is getting a new online collections catalog!
On July 1, 2012, the Ohio Historical Society's online collections catalog (OCC) began the transition to its new look. During the coming months, you will notice changes to the OCC as we move to our new system.
What will be different?
- Beginning July 1, 2012 the new OCC had two search options:
For complete information about our holdings regarding a specific topic, we recommend using both search options.
- In February 2013 we added a third search option:
If you have questions about our museum collections, please email email@example.com.
- In Fall 2013 we will be adding a new, user-friendly front page that will allow you to search across all collections at one time.
- You will also be able to limit your search to specific types of collections -- like newspapers, or manuscripts, or archaeology collections -- from the new search page.
Why are we changing the OCC?
Our new online collections catalog will provide better search options, which will return more useful search results for our users.
The new system will also improve our ability to manage collections behind the scenes, helping us to make more collections information accessible to the public.
Please bear with us!
We know that the transition period over the coming months will be challenging.
Need help? Ask our reference staff. Remember, we're here to help!
Links to Old Catalog
For a short time after moving to our new OCC, we will still be able to access our old catalog at the links below. Please be advised, though, that new materials will only be added to the current catalog.
All Society Collections