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What’s New?

What’s new with our catalog?

Something we call Coordinated Discovery.  The catalog is now part of a broader discovery platform that also provides search for databases and for journals, and will provide search for digital collections later this summer.  Two features of coordinated discovery have been released so far.  First, the search categories—articles, catalog, databases, journals, UWDC—are listed across the top of the page in order the make the categories more visible and easier to select.  Second, a search conducted in one category will be forwarded to another category and executed there when you navigate to it.  This makes it easier to start searching in one search category and then to switch to another category without having to start searching again from scratch.  See our “Coordinated Discovery” page for more information about our plans.

Other new features:

  • We have added a “We also found…” feature which gather suggestions for items in other categories that closely match the terms used in the search when search terms name a known item.  It’s not uncommon, for example, to see a search for an article in the catalog or journals categories and to have that the article suggested under “We also found…”.
  • Subject browse in the database category has been improved and includes a Get Started database for each subject area.
  • We have added the UWDC category that includes a number of our digital collections presented in an attractive new design.  We are steadily migrating our digital collections to this new platform and expect to complete the migration by the end of 2019.

February 22, 2019

For earlier notes on release see “What Was New?“.