No MIDCAT in new library site???

Many researchers are surprised and dismayed that there’s no easy way to get to MIDCAT in the new library site.  There is!!!  If someone can’t find MIDCAT, they’re probably using Internet Explorer version 6.  In IE 6, the “Library Quick Search” portal–with MIDCAT, articles, journals and more–displays at the bottom of the front page rather than at the top.  We tested the new site on multiple browsers, but alas, this issue didn’t become apparent until after launch.  We’ve reported the problem and hope for a resolution soon.

If you can’t find MIDCAT, try scrolling down.  Pass it on!

5 thoughts on “No MIDCAT in new library site???

  1. Arabella Holzapfel

    Kind of related to Midcat – I’m not seeing a pathway to search WorldCat. I assume it’s there somewhere, yes?
    Help, please, when you’ve got a chance.

  2. Arabella Holzapfel

    Sigh. I can answer my own question – I typed worldcat in MiddSearch and got right to the WorldCat search page. That works…

  3. Rachel Manning

    The Library Quick Search is another way to access Midcat from the Main Library page, but it would be nice to have a clear direct link straight to Midcat from there.

    I think it would also be great to see a few more tabs on the Library Quick Search box. There is clearly space for a “My Midcat” tab, and an “ILLiad” Tab as well. While it could be argued that these are not places people are “searching,” with the tracking of “My Reading History” now available in My Midcat, and a fully developed history of past transactions available in ILLiad, these are places people are certainly storing search information.


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