Where’s my usual discoverE?

Since Ex Libris’ Sunday, June 14 upgrade to discoverE, some users in some situations are directed to the default, out-of-the box styling of discoverE. (You will note the Ex Libris logo instead of the usual Emory logo.)  We are aware of the problem and have reported it to Ex Libris, who says it is a…

Core Systems Activities, Summer 2015

Greetings! I would like briefly to update you on last quarter’s Library Core Systems activities. Websites Made Exhibitions a primary navigation element on the Woodruff Library’s website  discoverE Removed the Articles tab from discoverE Provided links to WorldCat Identities for authorized personal names Revised the facet selection Full Text Available to read Full Access Online, more accurately indicating possible access to audio, video and images…

Goodbye EUCLID: June 1, 2015

On June 1, 2015 access to EUCLID will be discontinued.  Please use discoverE to search the library catalog. Do you need assistance finding something or have questions about the change?  Contact your home library’s service desk or your subject liaison or librarian for assistance. Emory Libraries: Robert W Woodruff Library Business Health Sciences Law MARBL Oxford…

Working Groups Define Scope, Map Current Processes

The first phase of the Alma project is underway. The Functional Area Working Groups (FAWGs) have been meeting since October 2014. In addition to an ad hoc group led by Terry Gordon to develop serial prediction requirements, the FAWG areas, leads and co-leads are Acquisitions: Jeffrey Sowder (lead), Larry Frederick (co-lead) E-resources: Bonnie Bryan (lead),…

Improving discoverE: November 28 to 30

We will update discoverE over the Thanksgiving break. The update will start at 5 p.m. Friday, November 28 and finish Sunday, November 30. While discoverE will remain functional during most of the process, expect some down time between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, November 28. You may also notice occasional inconsistencies in the web…

Alma Migration Project Underway

We are now moving forward with the preparation and planning for the Alma migration project. This is an important initiative that will take an enormous investment of time and resources in an effort to implement infrastructure to improve efficiency in content management and enhance the experience of our users.  PROJECT PHASES From September 2014 to…

Update on discoverE Enhancements

The bad news: we’ve had to delay installation of Service Packs version 4.5 – 4.7.  Testing revealed that some new features require time consuming modification and some changes require revising customizations made to discoverE.  Also, other sites reported problems that are awaiting vendor responses/fixes. Delayed features include the Virtual Browse tab, the Refine your search results—customize date range…

discoverE Enhancements planned for summer

One of the aspects of discoverE that makes life interesting for those of us who administer systems is the number and pace of improvements to the underlying software (Primo) from the company that makes it (Ex Libris).  Since the major Version 4 upgrade in January/February, we’ve been testing several Service Packs for primo.  These are…