As you can see from the diagram above, there are two primary dates to keep in mind:
February 2013: Beta testing begins
We invite you to become a beta participant if the functionality of the pre-release service meets your primary discovery needs. Learn more about when your library’s move would be most successful for your transition, and then register your interest in becoming a beta participant.
February 2014: Open migration begins
All current libraries that use FirstSearch are encouraged to move to the new experience in 2014. Learn how to prepare for your migration.
Since June of 2012, a FirstSearch Transition Advisory Group has met regularly to ensure the new experience will meet the needs of member libraries and their users.
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