Himmelfarb Headlines - May / June 2018

HI@H Changes Coming This Summer

HI@H Changes Coming This SummerIn July 2018, Himmelfarb Library will launch a new streamlined system which means big changes for how users find information, as well as how library staff manage resources on the back end. Himmelfarb Library is collaborating on this system with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) libraries.

After the updated system debuts, Health Information @ Himmelfarb, the single search box on the library home page, will change to a new unified search platform. The separate library catalog will go away and catalog searches and enhanced functionality will be available via Health Information @ Himmelfarb. Here are some of the new features coming in July:

« Health Information @ Himmelfarb will include all of the library’s print and other physical collections, e-books, and most of Himmelfarb’s electronic subscription content (journal articles).
« Users will be able to search Himmelfarb’s holdings or search all the holdings of the WRLC libraries simultaneously.
« Users will be able to sign in with their GW NetID/password to view checkouts, holds, and bills, and place hold requests and renew materials.
« Once logged in, users will be able to build and save “favorites” lists of resources and search strategies.
« Cited resource links, when available, provides links to works that have cited a selected resource or were cited in the resource.

Many of the features users have enjoyed with the current Health Information @ Himmelfarb will remain, including exporting citations to RefWorks, generating citations, and creating permalinks. Documents2Go will be also be integrated in the new system to allow users to easily request document delivery when resources are not available at Himmelfarb.

The revamped Health Information @ Himmelfarb will be rolled out concurrently with Himmelfarb Library’s newly re-designed website. Stay tuned for further updates and announcements on Himmelfarb’s web page, blog, and social media channels


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