New discoverE features forthcoming, Nov 28-30


The Emory libraries will update discoverE over the Thanksgiving break. The update will start at 5 p.m. Friday, November 28 and finish Sunday, November 30.  Enhancements and improvements to discoverE include: discoverE

Permalinks: The Permalink option under an item’s Action menu provides a permanent URL for an item.

  • Citation: The Citation link under an item’s Action menu lets users copy a citation for an item in APA, MLA or Chicago style. discoverEbrowse
  • Virtual browse: A new tab in the record view lets users browse items with subject-classified call numbers around the parent item.
  • Improved search: Changes to indexing have improved known-item search, search for terms containing punctuation, diacritics and special characters, and relevance ranking.
  • Sort Date-newest, Date-oldest: New sort options let users sort results by newest or oldest first.
  • QR Code: A QR Code link under an item’s Action menu lets users easily capture an item’s title, location and call number on your mobile device.
  • Send to Phone: A Send to Phone link under an item’s Action menu lets users easily text an item’s title, location and call number to their mobile device.
  • Separate Rare Book Records: MARBL rare book records no longer combine with other records, making it easier to find notes associated with special copies.
  • Newly Acquired: A Newly Acquired facet under Refine Search Results, Show Only lets users limit their results to items acquired by the library within the last 60 days.
  • Full View: A Full View link under the item Links menu lets users access complete bibliographic information from the source metadata. (There’s also a Staff View to display the full MARC data in MarcEdit format.)

While discoverE will remain functional during most of the process, some down time will occur between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, November 28. Users may also experience occasional inconsistencies in the web interface and in search results as the library introduces new features between November 28 and November 30.

Throughout the process, updates to discoverE will be posted at the following site:

We appreciate your patience as the library implements these discoverE enhancements.

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