New Library Search – early access
Following on from our previous news article, we are pleased to announce that you can try New Library Search now. Please be aware that the system is still being updated and the final version will look different. For example we will be adding “My Library Account” functionality soon. We would like to hear any feedback you have.
The New Library Search system will be officially launching on 5th September 2022.
After 5th September we will be redirecting links that currently point to Library Search (any links that start “encore.lib.warwick.ac.uk”) to New Library Search. This process should handle most links on reading lists and course pages. However some deep links may need updating. Please see our guide below on how to update your links.
Only links that currently point to Library Search (any links that start “encore.lib.warwick.ac.uk) need to be updated. All links that point directly to content or links to Classic Catalogue are unaffected. Links in the institutional repository (WRAP) and on publication profiles are also unaffected.
- Your reading lists in the Reading List System (Talis Aspire)
The Library will update these links on your behalf. An automated process will run on 8th August 2022 to update all existing lists and bookmarks. From that point onwards all new bookmarks should be created by bookmarking results in New Library Search.
- Your content in Moodle
You will need to update any links that currently point to Library Search (any links that start “encore.lib.warwick.ac.uk”). The links will need to be updated individually. You can do this by searching the new Library Search system to find the item and replacing your link on Moodle with the permanent link in new Library Search.
- Your content in Sitebuilder
The Library has a bulk update method for links in Sitebuilder but it must be used with care on limited batches of pages. If you only have a few links to update please consider doing these individually as for Moodle. If you want to use the bulk method please contact the Library for more details.
- Content on other platforms
You will need to update any links that currently point to Library Search (any links that start “encore.lib.warwick.ac.uk”).
The Library is available to support you in the process of updating your links. In the event that you need help updating links on your Moodle or Sitebuilder pages please contact us at library at warwick dot ac dot uk. In the event that some links are not updated there will be a redirect in place to send these links to the home page of the new Library Search tool. The redirect will be implemented when we switchover to the new Library Search system on 5th September.
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