Wednesday, August 16, 2017

University Libraries implement new discovery system

In an effort to better connect the USD community to the information resources and digital tools they need, the University Libraries are implementing a newly integrated library services platform that will enhance and expand library services and operational workflows university-wide.
Supporting USD's commitment to innovation and accessibility, the new system will enable the University Libraries to continuously refresh and unveil new digital tools that will allow students and faculty to search, browse, share and customize materials in increasingly robust and intuitive ways.
Additionally, the platform will support broader integration of information resources through its alignment with all the SD BOR libraries, to ensure greater fiscal responsibility and operational efficiency.
The new system is cloud based, with improved discovery, analytics, and other capabilities as well as simplified and more efficient staff workflows. With the new system we can replace the 4-6 different systems (from different vendors) that are not integrated, with integrated modules that meet the functional needs of the University Libraries.
Look for the change to be in effect in August. The main search/discovery search interface will be available at
·        What will this mean for me?
The interface for locating, accessing and obtaining USD Library resources will change in August. Many new features will be available which will allow for better virtual browsing of USD Library's collections and improved integration with other various University systems, including the learning management system (D2L). 
·        What resources will I find in a USD Library One Search?
You will be able to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, books and e-books, journals, dissertations, music, films video, government documents, newspaper articles, reviews and digital library content. 

·       Where can I get help navigating the new system?
For more information on how to use the new Library One Search, please see our Primo/Library One Search library guide or Ask a Librarian for help.