Do you still have saved references in Searcher that you would like to access?
The Library launched the new discovery service, DiscoverEd, on 30th June, which replaced both the Library Catalogue and Searcher. As a result, Searcher is no longer supported by the Library and our current contract will expire soon.
During the week beginning 3rd August the Library will move any folders saved on Searcher. After this move, you will be able to access your folder via any of the other EBSCOhost databases using your Searcher account user name and password.
*Be aware that when we move the references, some references may not migrate and you may no longer have full text access to some content*Continue reading →
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:
Have you been saving your search results in Searcher? If so you will need to look at exporting the references you wish to keep before the University loses access to the Searcher service this summer.
In Searcher you can create a personal account and then add individual or groups of search results to a folder. This is a way of saving your references within Searcher so you can go back to them at a later date if required. The functionality also allows you to create sub-folders so you can organise your references better.
Start making plans now
As Searcher is being replaced by DiscoverEd this summer you will need to start making plans for exporting those references that you need from Searcher to ensure you don’t lose them.
This summer the Library will be launching an exciting new Discovery Service.
This new “library search” will combine the functionality of the Library Catalogue and Searcher into one single search tool and help you quickly and easily search across many of our collections (both in print and online) for your research and studies.
Why are we making this change?
The current Library system has been in place for 16 years! It was designed to deal primarily with print-collections, like books and print journals. Over 80 % of the library materials budget is now spent on online resources and the Library has an e-preference policy which means we buy electronic resources if available.
The Library needs to upgrade to a system with strong capabilities in resource discovery and management in order to give student and staff the best possible research experience and for the Library to be equipped for the future.
Library Catalogue? Searcher? E-journals list?.. Confused? We’ve also been listening to feedback from you. We know many of you find it confusing to know what search tool you should be using to find resources in the Library. Library Catalogue? Searcher? E-journals list? How can you be confident you will find the material you require?
Having one search tool should stop this confusion and help you to easily discover the resources you need for your study and research.