September 25, 2013

Library Catalog & New Website

By fayec

You may remember our announcements last spring about the pending launch of a new catalog, the UW Libraries Search.  We implemented this system over the summer and experienced a number of significant technical difficulties along the way. We expected the product to be further along in development and that many key problems would be resolved by the end of summer quarter.  Given our strong commitment to providing access to our collections, we determined that the new UW Libraries Search would not adequately serve user needs for the 2013-2014 academic year. We have returned to a previous catalog, UW WorldCat, as the primary search tool for the coming academic year, and will offer UW Libraries Search as a beta alternative with the expectation that it will be complete by next summer.  We appreciate your patience throughout this process.

In other news, we are pleased to announced our newly redesigned Libraries website!  It features a fresh, clean look and streamlined navigation to our most popular services and sources.  It also allows access to the Libraries from any device.

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