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Catalog and Discovery Upgrades

FSU Libraries is pleased to share that we’ll be introducing a next-generation catalog and discovery interface in July 2021.

This upgraded OneSearch system will optimize your ability to find and request items. It will also provide a robust new search experience, allowing you to search across our collections and many databases from a single interface. We will share more about the new search features and related services soon!

This upgrade is part of a long-term statewide project and will touch almost all aspects of our library operations. Since academic libraries across Florida will be using these new tools, we’ll be able to streamline UBorrow and other statewide programs. We look forward to developing innovative and useful services to meet the needs of the FSU community both now and in the future.

As we migrate to our upgraded system, here is what you need to know:

1. UBorrow services will be temporarily suspended between May 1 and July 13. This pause is necessary to allow libraries across Florida to manage their inventory and data during the transition. Items requested before May 1 will be fulfilled but will not be able to be renewed.

       What to do:

  • Request any needed UBorrow items before May 1, and return them promptly when they are due.

2. Some links to library materials will change on July 13, 2021. Links to our current catalog and OneSearch system will not work properly after this date, even if they are “permalinks.” Links generated from library databases and vendor ebook platforms other than the catalog and OneSearch will not be affected.

       What to do:

  • Check the links that you and your students use to access library materials, both now and after July 13, 2021. Consider links in Canvas, on your syllabi, in your CV, or in the citation managers that you use when conducting literature reviews.
    • If the links contain “fsu.catalog.fcla.edu”, “site=eds-live”, or "site=pfi-live", they will need to be updated after July 13. Resources hosted on any platform other than EBSCO can be updated now to the vendor specific permalink.
    • Links that go directly to databases (JSTOR, Web of Science, etc.) and links that contain “DOI” followed by a long number will not be affected.
  • Record or export the citation information for links that will be changing, so you’ll be able to easily identify the correct items in our new search system later this summer.

3. The new and improved OneSearch interface is scheduled to launch on July 13, 2021! We will share more information about training and instruction opportunities and the enhanced features of this new system soon.

Our subject librarians and implementation leaders Lindsey WhartonMason Hall, and Valerie Boulos are available to assist you and answer questions about this transition.

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