Thursday, June 11, 2009

Library introduces the new CLICnet catalog!

When you click on the CLICnet Library Catalog link on the library’s homepage, you will be greeted with a different CLICnet catalog than you’re accustomed to seeing. With CLIC’s purchase and implementation of the Encore Discovery Layer, the library catalog is now accessed via a single search box. The new design and functionality allow for a broader perspective on what’s available, and offer the ability to refine results by facets (such as format, location, publication date) and user generated tag clouds. Relevancy ranking displays the most fitting results to the top, and if Concordia owns materials matching the search results, our holdings will always display first in a list. “My Account” services like requesting from other CLIC schools and online renewals are still available, just as before. Navigation now operates on one main page instead of requiring you to click back and forth through results and individual records.

If you are a fan of the previous CLICnet interface, or need to do an advanced search, you’re in luck. Simply click on the Classic Catalog link located above the right side of the new search box and you will be delivered to the previous interface, which is still functional for requests, renewals, and is currently the only place to access the Course Reserves search interface.

If you have questions or would like a personal demonstration, connect with us at the Reference Desk at (651)641-8812 or