Library Catalog & I-Share Search Interface Changing 6/24

Starting Wednesday, June 24, the search box on the Library homepage will have a new search interface for finding UIS resources, requesting I-Share materials, and accessing your library account.

Important Changes to Linking to Items in the Library Catalog
Because the main components of the Library’s systems are changing, none of your existing links to items in the library catalog will work past June 24. For example: if you link to a reserve item for your course in Blackboard or Canvas, this link will need to be replaced with a new link for the same item in the new catalog interface. Unfortunately, there is no automatic solution and all links will have to be replaced in your materials.

Library Support
The Library is committed to supporting UIS faculty, students and staff as we manage this transition together. If you find yourself with questions about the new search interface or the new catalog, Librarians will be available to assist you. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Librarians are happy to share all the information we have, and to provide services that assist in student success and faculty research.

Web Update

We’re at it again – updating our website to make it easier to use!!!! To stay plugged into to all our updates follow our web updates blog at:

Ahh - this is much better - don't you think!?!

Wowza – you can really see some progress happening with our latest changes. What have we done now you ask? Well….

1.) We updated the center portion of the homepage with some “buttons” – that link to Archives, CINRC, Faculty Resources, Friends of Brookens Library, Google Scholar, and Ideals. This helped simplify our quick links and also gave more prominence to those specific areas.

2.) You’ll notice we have a whole new header/banner. It’s much cleaner and fits in with the UIS and Brookens branding scheme. More subtle changes to the look and feel include swapping out the light gray background and bright blue side border for crisp white. We also removed all remaining green elements and replaced with blue – again to keep in with the branded color pallet.
3.) On the left hand column – we have updated our quick links (and condensed them) and added a section called “My Accounts”. The “My Accounts” area is particularly useful because it allows you access into your respective accounts for I-Share (via My Library Account), InterLibrary Loan (via My-ILL), Easy Bib (via My Citations), and WorldCat (via My Lists). This will make it easy to access your customized and personalized account information.

Stay Tuned for More Changes!!!!