The McGraw-Page Library will be taking a break from blog posts over the summer. Look for more news and resources in the Fall! We are concentrating our energy this summer on two major projects:
Launching our new Library and Discovery System, WMS and WorldCat Discovery.
WMS and WorldCat Discovery will replace our MaconCat Library Catalog that we have been using since the mid-1990s, as well as our EBSCO Discovery Service. These new systems integrate some of our existing services, such as Discovery Searching, WorldCat, and interlibrary loan for a more streamlined searching experience. The services are cloud-based, and so bring some efficiencies for staff behind the scenes as well.
We plan to go live with these systems on July 8, 2019, but you can explore the WorldCat Discovery beta search at https://rmc.on.worldcat.org now!
Re-imagining our Subject Guides
The Library has provided subject guides for several years. The purpose of these guides is to provide an introduction to the resources someone might want to use to begin research in a discipline, as well as a connection to the subject librarian who would be available to provide research support. The guides have been linked in Canvas courses since Summer 2017. After some conversations with students, we believe these can more effectively serve as a starting point for student research, so the Librarians, in partnership with Instructional Designer Lily Zhang, will explore new ways to organize and present information to meet researchers’ needs. You can see our existing guides at https://library.rmc.edu/subject-guides.