New Library System and Search Tool to Launch Dec. 10

Post Date:
Oct 17, 2019

Queen’s University Library, in partnership with 13 other Ontario university libraries, will launch a new library services platform and search tool on Dec. 10 as part of the Collaborative Futures project. The system will give students, faculty, and staff enhanced search capabilities and streamlined access to valuable resources at Queen’s and partner institutions.

The new search function is central to the new library system, replacing Summon and QCAT with a single tool for searching across Queen’s and the other library collections.

“The new tool offers significant improvements for the discovery and delivery of resources, and we are certain it will provide a better user experience for everyone,” says Sandra Morden, Acting Associate University Librarian.

“This project is also part of a larger vision for the library of deep collaboration with other university libraries, allowing us to improve our support for faculty and students while sharing expertise and resources across the province.”

With the new system, users will be able to move seamlessly between different types of content (electronic and print, books and journals, etc.), and they will have access to more information resources and specialized content than ever before.

More information is available on the Collaborative Futures Library Services Platform page.

Information sessions for students, faculty, and staff will begin in November. More details to come.

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