It has been a while since our first attempt to launch our new online catalog. During our first launch in April, we discovered some hardware limitations that were holding us back. (In a library system this busy, we get plenty of traffic on the servers that run the catalog, and this new catalog was the straw that broke the camel’s back.)
We’re very happy to say that we’ve made some hardware upgrades that should help, and we’re planning to launch the new online catalog again on Monday, July 23. At that time, when you search using the box on our homepage or on the sidebar of other pages, you’ll be directed to search results in the new catalog. We’ll also link to the new catalog in the spots where we used to link to Aquabrowser. Lastly, you’ll notice that when you access your account online, you’ll be logging in to the new catalog and the My Account pages will look different.
In case you haven’t checked it out yet, we definitely encourage you to give the catalog a spin – we think you’ll like the ease of searching and the enhanced functionality, like creating tags and lists of favorites. Please keep your fingers crossed for a successful launch!