06/05/2016

New Library Catalogue

Over the summer we will be replacing our Library Catalogue with a new system.  It will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for books, e-books, journal articles, databases, theses, research data and other scholarly resources available from the Library and beyond.

The new search goes live on 25th August 2016, so watch this space for all the latest developments and answers to any questions you may have.

What's better about it?
  • Automatic Renewal of books during the academic year 
  • Google-like searching
  • The ability to search for research data along side websites, books and databases from a single search
  • Language preference is set once and then automatically carried over to all library notices and discovery
  • The ability to browse the shelves ‘virtually’ from any device
  • You can now borrow even more
How will the change affect me?
  • We will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum, but some services may be reduced or temporarily unavailable during the critical cross over period between 11th and 25th August.
  • Anybody who has ‘saved lists’ in the current Library Catalogue needs to transfer them into a reference management system such as RefWorks or email the list to themselves.  You can do this by following these steps:
  1. From the catalogue home screen, using My Library Login, select My Lists.
  2. You will need to open each list individually, select Export My Lists (you don’t have to tick the boxes), you can then choose whether to email the list to yourself or to export into RefWorks.
  • You will need to follow the same process if you need to retain your Reading History.
  • If you need any additional support or guidance on this process please ask a member of staff in the library.
How can I keep up to date/get involved?
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