**UPDATE JAN. 13: The planned upgrade has been delayed until further notice. You can search and request as you’ve been accustomed to! These instructions will come in handy later this semester.***
It may be freezing outside, but activity in the library is heating up! As you may already know, the UW System libraries (including yours truly at Boo-U) are transitioning to a new back-end system. While many librarians have worked hard to make this change as seamless as possible, you may notice a couple of things working differently over the next month or so.
1. The Library Catalog: The old library catalog (a.k.a. Voyager or “the legacy catalog”) is gone, and has been replaced by Search@UW. If you click on the library catalog link on the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County library’s home page, you may find yourself looking at this screen:
We’re working away to remove all links to this now-defunct system, but if you come across one, please let us know! If you had this catalog bookmarked, you should update your bookmark to the Search@UW one: http://uw-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=COL
2. Requests from Other Campuses: From Jan. 8th until go-live (Feb. 16), the way you request items from other campuses will work differently. When you go to make a request, it will go through Find It, the way if would if you were requesting a copy of a journal article. Don’t worry, it should work just about the same for you for – you’ll get your items in a similar amount of time, and will receive an email when your item arrives! Here’s how:
Find the item you’re looking for
Click on the “Find It” link
A new window will open. Click on “Request this item via the Interlibrary Loan Office”
Students, faculty and staff should click on “Colleges Newtwork Username” and go ahead and login with username and password
You will be taken to a request screen. Information about the item should already be filled in
Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen and click “Submit Request”
Your request will now transfer to an “Outstanding Request”
If you would like to check on the status of your requests, or see what you currently have checked out to you during this transition, please check both your library account AND your Interlibrary Loan (Find It) account.
For more information on this transition, see the UW Colleges Libraries’ (funny!) explanation of the changes. As always, feel free to contact us with questions or for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-355-5251, over chat, or during our open hours.