Friday, July 11, 2008

Library system upgrade - Wednesday July 16th

The library system will be upgraded on Wednesday July 16th, and this will affect access both to the catalogue and to some lending services. We will do our utmost to resume normal service as quickly as possible, but you should assume unexpected breaks in service on this and the following day.

This upgrade gives us an opportunity to tidy up the catalogue and introduce a number of changes. These include:

(1) A clearer, less cluttered Search Page. All extraneous information has been moved to linked pages.

(2) Location and browse links added to single record location/availability displays (NB for Main Library only for the time being). Location will open library floor plan pop-ups which should aid users in locating material; while if all copies are on loan browse will display a shelflist of material at the same location as alternatives should all copies of a title be out on loan.

(3) "Try Also" MetaLib and SFX searches: this will carry over your search to MetaLib [Quick]Search or the SFX a/z ejournal titles list.

We apologize for any inconvenience the upgrade process may cause and will endeavour to keep downtime to a minimum.

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