On Monday, October 3, The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library discontinued use of all paper call slips in favor of online requesting using Aeon, the online registration, requesting, and transaction tracking system designed specifically for special collections and archives. Patrons will be able to place and track requests through their online account and Yale faculty, students and staff will be able to access their account using their NetID. Returning visiting researchers will be assigned a username and password at the service desk and new visitors may create an account. The Aeon login page is available at http://aeon-brbl.library.yale.edu/. Manuscripts and Archives has been using Aeon for patron registration since July 2010 and plans to go live with requesting later this year.
In addition to providing a convenient method of requesting material for patrons, Aeon allows library staff to process requests more efficiently and to gather more detailed usage statistics than ever before. Questions about the Beinecke implementation may be directed to Moira Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.