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New Search System coming soon!

Atkins Library has announced its decision to adopt a powerful new search software for books and journal articles. The new system, built by OCLC, will go live by the fall, 2013 semester.

From OCLC's website:

Discovery and delivery as users expect it

OCLC’s WorldCat Local serves as the end-user discovery interface for WorldShare Management services. One search provides your library users with instant access to your library's materials— e-books, databases, e-journals, music, videos, books and more—in addition to materials in group and consortial catalogs and thousands of libraries worldwide. Integration with circulation and delivery services helps your users to find AND get the resources they need—one click lets users view an electronic copy or place a hold or resource sharing request.

Content, content, content. WorldCat Local delivers Google-like searching of more than 982+ million items from authoritative content sources from your library and the world’s library collections—including multiple material formats such as e-books, articles and journals. And because OCLC partners with leading content providers and organizations like Google Books, the HathiTrust, JSTOR and OAIster, every search offers results from an extraordinary range of collections.

More information on this significant new discovery tool from our University Librarian on The Red Pill site.