Answered By: Matthew Wilcox
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2024     Views: 16

The Quinnipiac University Libraries are excited to announce an upgrade to a new catalog and search interface on July 1, 2024.

Technologies supporting research, teaching and learning have changed dramatically since the libraries last implemented a catalog and search interface and our systems have not kept pace. This made it difficult for staff to manage a modern and largely digital collection. Two years ago, library staff reviewed options for its catalog and search interface and selected Folio as our new system.

Folio is a more modern web-based platform with an expanding customer base that includes the Library of Congress, Cornell University, Amherst, and the University of New Haven. Along with Folio, the libraries will also go live with a new search interface called EDS. We believe that Folio and EDS search will provide a strong foundation enabling the Quinnipiac Libraries to improve services and collections.  

 

Starting July 1, here are some things that you can expect to stay the same and some things that will change.  

What stays the same:

  • The search interface will still be called OneSearch. OneSearch will still provide a Google-like search of databases, ejournals, ebooks and print collections.
  • You will still be able to search directly in your favorite research databases.
  • You don’t need to log in to search, but logging in will give you better access to eresources and services such as requesting books. You will still log in with your Quinnipiac credentials.  

Some things that will change

  • Search will be in a cleaner and more modern interface.  
  • You will be able to ask for a book to be pulled from any Quinnipiac Library collection (Law, Netter and ABL) and have it delivered to the library circulation desk of your choice.  
  • Staff will be able to borrow books for longer periods of time and we’ve done away with most late fees for everyone (except for reserves). Faculty borrowing periods stay the same. 
  • It will be easier for students to find books on reserve, either by faculty name or course number.  
  • While you will still be able to filter searches, you’ll notice that the names of some filters will look a little different. 
  • You might not notice it, but the library staff will be able to manage resources much better. This includes the ability to save all of our contracts for eresources in one place and there will be better integration with our eresource providers so that new items will display in the search interface almost immediately after purchase. 

Over the summer, staff will work on other enhancements to the system. So, stay tuned for more information!  

The system is live now if you would like to check it out.

If you have any questions about the new catalog or search interface, please contact us at netterlibrary@quinnipiac.edu

 

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