Shy and Retiring January 17, 2012Posted by Darren in All categories.
If you’ve just come back to Uni, welcome to 2012! You find ILS in the middle of a year of momentous changes, with the release of several new services, which started with the reveal of our new Library Catalogue last summer and the launch of our fantastic new Summon resource discovery service in November. There’s so much more to come, not least the opening of our new library – The Hive – this summer. With all these great new services, it’s time for some of our older ones to make way and enjoy a long-deserved retirement.
Resources Online – for a long time the ILS portal to the library catalogue, plus databases and other e-resources – is one such service. It’s been replaced by the new Library Catalogue: if you’ve not already become familiar with it, log in through the student portal and take a look. It’s got a modern, clean look and useful features like book jacket images to help you identify the book on library shelves, plus the ability to export records to RefWorks to keep referencing simple and, of course, links to all our other e-resources and services, including Summon!
All existing links to Resources Online will be removed or re-directed to take you through to the new Library Catalogue from next week (w/c Monday 23rd January). The Resources Online site will remain live for a short period beyond this to allow those of you who have it bookmarked a final chance to migrate to the new Library Catalogue site.