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UPDATE: New Library Search Platform

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Dear Music Library Patrons,

We are excited to announce that UH Libraries will move to a new search platform and catalog interface at the end of July. Overall, this will change how the main search on the library website functions and how you search for materials such as books, scores, and articles through the library.  You can find out more information now, and get more specific details over the next couple of weeks, from our user guide

How will this change impact you?

  • If you link to specific books/resources in Blackboard or your course syllabus, you will need to update those links post-July 23rd (old links will work until Aug 30th to give you some time to transition, but they will stop working at that point)
  • Your library account for book checkouts will change interfaces
  • You will probably want to test out the new search to see if there any changes that you or your students need to know

What isn’t changing? These things will remain the same:

  • Our ILL system, through which you can request articles, books, and other materials which UH doesn’t have access to
  • Searching for articles or data through specific databases such as JSTOR, Science Direct, or EEBO

Who can you contact if things aren’t working after July 23rd?

  • You can always ask for help in the music library, but if you’d like to reach out directly then the person to contact is Lee Hilyer (lahilyer@uh.edu).

If you have questions, please feel free to pay us a visit. The music library staff is happy to chat further with you to understand any questions or concerns that you might have.

New Library Search Platform Coming Soon

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This summer, UH Libraries will be implementing a new search platform that will provide a catalog with enhanced functionality. The change is expected to go live July 23, 2019.

We are very excited to introduce this new search platform called Alma. It offers all of the searching functionality of our current catalog, and will provide more effective access to all of our resources.

Information about changes and new features will be posted soon. How you access your library account, and what materials you can access, will not change.

Alma has been implemented by major research libraries across North America, including Harvard University, University of Minnesota, University of Southern California, and University of Iowa.

If you have any questions about the new search platform, please contact user experience coordinator Daniel Pshock or head of Information and Access Services Lee Hilyer.