Serials Solutions ejournal catalog records suppressed

In preparation for the Discovery service (Search-A-Roo) launch on Saturday, September 28th, Serials Solutions catalog records have been suppressed from the UAL Catalog. We will replace these records with new records in the near future. In the interim, if you need to know if we have access to an ejournal search the A-to-Z list.

 

 

Discovery service (Search-A-Roo) launches Sept 28th

On Saturday, Sept 28th we will make the new EBSCO discovery service (Search-A-Roo) available from the library homepage. You will see the search box prominently displayed. It does not replace any of our existing resources, but does provide a way for our patrons to search most of our resources at once.

In conjunction with this, we will also make the switch to the new A-to-Z List for eJournals that we receive as part of the EBSCO discovery service package. This replaces our old A-to-Z.

Finally, as part of this implementation we will temporarily suppress our catalog records for the majority of our ejournals. We will be replacing these records with new records in the near future. In the interim, if you want to know if we have access to an ejournal you simply need to search the A-to-Z list instead of the catalog.

The implementation of this new discovery service is a work in progress, not only for us but for all the OhioLINK libraries that have embarked on this adventure! We appreciate your patience and your feedback as we continue to develop this service.

Reminder: open sessions this week for Discovery service

Our new Discovery Service, tentatively called Search-A-Roo, will be live from our library website on Sept 28th. Our library catalog is included in Search-A-Roo, as well as the OhioLINK catalog and the vast majority of our databases and electronic resources.

Open session for Search-A-Roo are scheduled for today, Sept 24, and Thursday, Sept 26.

See a brief demo of the discovery service and how it works, talk about some of its potentials and limitations, and share your own experiences.

Open Sessions:

  • Sept 24 (Tuesday)  10.00-11.00 Bierce 154
  • Sept 26 (Thursday) 3.00-4.00 Bierce 279

Curious about Discovery? Attend an open session!

Are you curious about how the new Discovery Service works? Do you have questions? Have you already been exploring Search-A-Roo and have feedback that you’d like to share?

Attend one of the upcoming open sessions. See a brief demo of the discovery service and how it works, talk about some of its potentials and limitations, and share your own experiences.

Open Sessions:

  • Sept 24 (Tuesday)  10.00-11.00 Bierce 154
  • Sept 26 (Thursday) 3.00-4.00 Bierce 279

Preview: Discovery Service and eJournal A-to-Z list

You can now preview our new Discovery Service, tentatively called Search-A-Roo. Our library catalog is included in Search-A-Roo, as well as the OhioLINK catalog and the vast majority of our databases and electronic resources. We intend for Search-A-Roo to be live from the library’s main homepage toward the end of this September. Currently we are in test mode only.

Be aware that we are still customizing this service, and you should expect to see random changes in displays, results, and search functionality as we work through this roll-out process. Also, the catalog data in Search-A-Roo is about 6 weeks older than what is actually in our catalog. When we are fully implemented the coverage difference will be minimized.

As part of our transition to the new Discovery Service we are also migrating our eJournal A-to-Z list. The A-to-Z list is important not only because it allows us to find our electronic journals easily, but also because it helps the LinkSource link resolver locate full text.

One place the new A-to-Z list will eventually appear is in LibGuides. You can preview the A-to-Z list in LibGuides by using this link. Be patient, it may take a moment to completely load:

new ejournal A-to-Z list preview via LibGuides

You may notice that it allows you to limit a search to ebooks. You may find books contained in aggregator databases such as Education Research Complete, the OhioLINK EBC, and similar databases. Note that it does not currently include an individual ebooks that we may have in our collection.