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UPDATE: New Library Search Platform

New Service, News

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

New Service, News

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.

Open House for new Beta-space Study Room!

Library Resources, New Service, Special Event or Display

UH Music Library Beta-SpaceThe University of Houston Music Library has created a new, multipurpose space to serve the unique research and study needs of students in the creative and performing arts. There will be an Open House to view the new space on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 & 7. Take a tour of the Music Library’s newest creative study room, see what a Beta-Space is and walk away with some musical goodies, like LPs, CDs, and books.

 

For more information about the UH Music Library Beta-space Study Room, visit the online guide at http://guides.lib.uh.edu/music/betaspace. Reservations will be available starting Thursday, September 8th.

New Items Browsing Section

New Acquisitions, New Service, News, Special Event or Display

new items

The Music Library now has a section for browsing new items! It is located at the beginning of the Reference section on the first three shelves. Anything in the New Items section can be checked out. We will continue to have our New Acquisitions Table, next to the circulation desk when you come in. This table highlights new books and scores, as well as new reference items.