The University Libraries has launched a new library services platform, which means a new look and feel to searching the University Libraries holdings and viewing your patron account for placing holds, renewing books, etc. The new system replaces the online library catalog and the Libraries’ Quick Search with a single interface: new Quick Search. Quick Search includes records for both library print/physical resources (physical books, CDs, etc.) as well as records for - and in many cases, streamlined full-text access to - a wide variety of licensed digital content (journal articles, e-books, databases, etc.). Advanced search algorithms will facilitate easier discovery and access of the Libraries’ content.
The University Libraries will be offering drop-in training sessions on how to use the new Quick Search on Tuesday, March 13 from Noon-2 p.m. and Wednesday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m. in the Research Consultation Room in Lied Library.
The new systems provides enhancements to the staff interface that the Libraries use to manage library resources, patron records, course reserves, circulation, and library catalog records. Key benefits of the new system include integrated management of print and electronic library resources, streamlining of staff workflows, and reduced maintenance and support needs.
As part of this systems upgrade, access to library resources from off-campus has changed. Off-campus login authentication to the Libraries’ resources now occurs exclusively through your ACE account. ACE is UNLV’s login ID and password management system that enables you to access many of the University's integrated technology services. All students, faculty, and staff at UNLV are provided an ACE Account upon being admitted or hired. As a reminder, off-campus access for most online resources offered through the University Libraries is limited to currently enrolled UNLV students and currently employed faculty & staff.
If you are an enrolled student or university employee and need help with your credentials, please visit http://oit.unlv.edu/accounts/ace or contact the IT Help Desk. For guest faculty, adjunct faculty at the School of Medicine, clinical practitioners, and others affiliated with the University who do not currently have an ACE Account, please coordinate with the administrative staff at your college, school, or department for the creation of a sponsored ACE account. For more information, visit http://oit.unlv.edu/forms/guest. Those not eligible to access the Libraries' online resources from off-campus may use these resources from public computers located at any of the University Libraries’ locations or by using a mobile device or laptop connected to UNLV's wireless network.
This new library services platform launch is a collaboration between UNLV University Libraries, the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, College of Southern Nevada Libraries, the Nevada State College Library, and the Desert Research Institute Libraries.
For more information about the new systems and this project please visit http://guides.library.unlv.edu/migration. Additional information on using Quick Search is available at http://guides.library.unlv.edu/QuickSearch. Alternately, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.