DiscoverEd is live!

You can now access DiscoverEd at http://discovered.ed.ac.uk

DiscoverEdLogoBoWWebYou can also search and access DiscoverEd directly from the search box on the Library homepage (www.ed.ac.uk/is/library). And you can access it via the Library tab on MyEd.

DiscoverEd can be searched via the DiscoverEd search points pcs (formerly Library Catalogue machines) in all Library sites. Please note if using DiscoverEd on these machines you cannot sign in and the search is limited to our local collections i.e. books, journal titles, DVDs, etc. See Using DiscoverEd Search Points.

Want help using DiscoverEd? Try our FAQs.

Or contact the Helpline (IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk).

 

Retrieve saved references in the Library Catalogue now!

Have you been saving your search results in the Library Catalogue? If so you will need to export the references you wish to keep before the Catalogue goes into read-only mode on 24th June 2015.

Both the Library Catalogue and Searcher are being replaced by DiscoverEd soon. In preparation for this the Library Catalogue must go into a read-only mode on 24th June 2015. If you have been saving search results into your My List in the Catalogue you must export any you wish to keep before the Catalogue becomes read-only.

To find out what you can do and more information please see the previous blog post:

What to do with your saved references in Library Catalogue.

There is also information available on what to do if you have been saving your search results in Searcher.

Save the stuff you saved in Searcher.

From Voyager to DiscoverEd

A week ago, our last ever catalogue record was added to our Voyager Library Management System by Nina, our cataloguing team supervisor.

When we checked back, we discovered (no pun intended) that Nina was in fact the first current member of staff to create a new record in Voyager back in 1999!

Here she is adding ‘Shackleton’s Journey’, by William Grill, last Friday…

Nina cataloguing for the last time in Voyager

Nina cataloguing for the last time in Voyager

We also realised that Linda, one of our current cataloguers, completed the first catalogue record edit, and our new Director, Jeremy Upton, recorded the first purchase in Voyager.

Watch this space to see our firsts in the new system (‘DiscoverEd’) in a few weeks time!

Laura Shanahan
Head of Collections Development & Access

Overdue Book Amnesty: 19-30th June 2015

Do you have overdue books on your record? Putting off returning them because you are worried about fines?

This year the Library is having an overdue book amnesty which will run from tomorrow, Friday19th June, until Tuesday 30th June 2015.

Still from 1968 film on the Main Library.

Still from 1968 film on the Main Library.

From 19th June to 30th June, any outstanding overdue books that are returned to the Library Helpdesks will not incur an overdue charge.

You must return the overdue books to staff at the Library Helpdesks, do not return these books via the self-returns machines.

The overdue book amnesty runs from 19th to 30th June 2015 only, any overdue items returned after these dates will not be covered by the amnesty and you will be required to pay any overdue fines accrued.

For more information or if you have any queries on this please contact IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk or speak to staff at a Library Helpdesk.

DiscoverEd coming soon!

DiscoverEd will be going live in early July and it’s all beginning to get quite exciting.

Want a sneak peek at what it currently looks like? Ok, just small blurry screenshots for just now:

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Be prepared

DiscoverEd will replace both the Library Catalogue and Searcher. There are some things you may have to do or prepare for before DiscoverEd goes live.

If you have any saved references or saved searches in the Library Catalogue or Searcher you must start making plans now to ensure you don’t lose these. Continue reading

Preparing for DiscoverEd

DiscoverEd goes live this summer replacing both the Library Catalogue and Searcher. There are some things you may have to do or prepare for before DiscoverEd goes live or just after.

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Before DiscoverEd goes live

If you have any saved references or saved searches in the Library Catalogue or Searcher you must start making plans now to ensure you don’t lose these. Continue reading

What to do with your saved references in Library Catalogue

Have you been saving your search results in the Library Catalogue? If so you will need to look at exporting the references you wish to keep before the University loses access to the Library Catalogue.

In the Library Catalogue you can save results into your “My List” so you can go back to them at a later date if required.

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Start making plans now

As the Library Catalogue is being replaced by DiscoverEd you will need to start making plans for exporting those references that you need from the Catalogue to ensure you don’t lose them. The Library Catalogue will become read-only as of 5pm (BST), Wednesday 24th June 2015, so you must export any references you want to keep before this time. Continue reading