It’s Here… New UW Libraries Search

The New UW Libraries Search


  • What?

At the end of June 2013, we migrated to a new and improved library sys­tem for find­ing books, arti­cles, and more.  The new UW Libraries Search makes it eas­ier for you to find the infor­ma­tion and mate­ri­als you’re look­ing for at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Libraries and beyond.

  • Why?

This migra­tion is part of a major coop­er­a­tive effort of the Orbis Cas­cade Alliance, a con­sor­tium of 37 aca­d­e­mic libraries across Ore­gon, Wash­ing­ton, and Idaho, of which the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Libraries is a mem­ber.  As a con­sor­tium, we share ser­vices, tech­nolo­gies, and col­lec­tions, and this move from 37 sys­tems to a sin­gle shared library sys­tem is a hall­mark of our col­lab­o­ra­tion.  By shar­ing one sys­tem, we’ll improve the research expe­ri­ence for our stu­dents and fac­ulty and bet­ter man­age all of our resources.  The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Libraries is one of the first insti­tu­tions to move to this new envi­ron­ment, and we’re com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing the same excel­lent ser­vice through­out the imple­men­ta­tion.  Through­out the process, we have been con­sult­ing with the Fac­ulty Coun­cil on Uni­ver­sity Libraries for their feed­back and suggestions.

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