Coming Soon: A New Look for IUCAT
April 7th 2017
Over the last year, the Libraries' have made improvements to a number of our high-demand resources and services, including the library website (read about our 2016 website refresh), our interlibrary loan interface (read about last year's ILL upgrade), and our e-journal finder (read about updates to the e-journal portal).
Now, we're updating our library catalog, IUCAT. This key resource for our library collections provides access to over 8.5 million bibliographic records that represent the combined holdings of the statewide Indiana University Libraries system to faculty, students and staff at each of IU's nine campuses, plus Indiana residents, and researchers and scholars from around the globe. We know it's important to your research: in 2016, it logged almost 7 million pageviews.
This update will deliver a streamlined design reflecting new IU brand standards, with improvements to the user interface as well as extensive updates to the underlying applications that power our library catalog - namely, the open-source application Blacklight, also used by libraries at Stanford University, Cornell University, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
One specific improvement, drawn from your comments and suggestions, was to make the search results screen more compact to reduce scrolling (below).
We've also redesigned the My Account screen to make it easier to read and use (below).
We'll be launching this redesign following the end of spring semester, on Sunday May 7th, first thing in the morning.
Questions or concerns? Let us know.
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