The new Library Search is now available. This video covers the main features of the new system.
It replaces the library catalogue (libcat.uhi.ac.uk) and also the one known as Multisearch.
The changes may affect any links to the old system that you may have stored in bookmarks or other systems such as Brightspace. Further details can be found later in this guide.
Library users will benefit from the following changes:
For library and IT staff, benefits include:
There will be no dramatic change to library resources or electronic resource content. All existing books, eBooks, eJournals, eCollections etc will remain in place. It is only the interface that you search and access resources through that is changing. Library support materials and video guides will be updated to reflect the system changes.
We plan to have information sessions closer to the live date which will introduce the new discovery interface.
Please note that any books you have a loan during the summer will be migrated to the new OCLC system.
Any link resources containing libcat.uhi.ac.uk or encore.uhi.ac.uk will no longer work when the old service is deactivated on or around 31st August 2022
To link to a resource in the new system:
Please note that all links published Talis Aspire resource lists have already been updated so you will not need to edit any of your lists as a results of these changes.
If you have any questions or concerns about changes to the system, please open a Servicedesk ticket or contact the UHI Systems Librarian at email@example.com