Check out the redesigned Libraries website scheduled to launch Thursday, Aug. 15.
Some of the new features and upgrades of the UC Libraries website redesign include:
updated look and feel and an uncluttered homepage
refreshed, user-centric content under the categories of: “Find, Request, Borrow,” “Special Collections,” “Research and Teaching Support,” “Spaces and Technology,” “About” and “My Accounts”
tabbed search box located prominently front and center at the top of the homepage, allowing users to search for articles, books, journals and databases much more quickly and easily
ability to search Research Guides by subject via the homepage
call-outs for Special Collections, Digital Technologies & Innovation and Library as Place
library news and links to information such as the Strategic Plan, Progress Report, Staff Directory and more.
Included in the redesign are all college and departmental (C&D) library web pages from the Archives to Rare Books Library to the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, as well as the Clermont College Library and UC Blue Ash College Library web pages.
While the starting web address of the site remains the same – www.libraries.uc.edu, the navigation and content within the site has changed, so update any links or bookmarks you may have to the site. And while great care was taken to be accurate, if broken links or missing content are discovered, contact Team Dynamix.
Select UC Libraries servers will be updated and rebooted to patch security vulnerabilities. The servers listed below will be rebooted tonight (Thursday, June 20, 2019) at 11:00 p.m. It will take approximately 30 minutes per server to patch and reboot. During this time the server will be unavailable.
Servers to be rebooted:
libraries.uc.edu – web server (Tricerashopper)
libraries.uc.edu – web server (library blogs & apps)
lang.uc.edu – database server
libraries.uc.edu – web server (Luna)
libraries.uc.edu – proxy server (offsite access)
Thank you for your patience during this important security maintenance.
Update to message posted earlier (9:17 am) today: Journals@UC is now available (as of approximately noon, EDT). All other library systems affected by the maintenance described in yesterday’s post were available by approximately 9 am this morning.
The planned network maintenance announced for 3 am to 8:30 am this morning (June 18, 2016) is complete. All library systems mentioned in this earlier post are available, except Journals@UC. Staff are actively working to bring that system up and this blog post will be updated when this issue is resolved.
The UC Libraries websites will be unavailable June 18 from 3-8:30am as IT@UC performs planned network maintenance.
All systems and devices house in the IT@UC Data Center will be unavailable from approximately 3-8:30 a.m. EDT, Saturday, June 18, for network maintenance. Student, faculty and staff email systems are not expected to be affected by the outage. Almost all other UC online systems will be affected, including all ‘uc.edu’ web sites, Canopy, Blackboard, Box at UC, Echo360, Kaltura, Catalyst (student information system), the central login system, WebEx, Microsoft Lync, the UC Virtual Private Network (VPN) and UC FileSpace.
We expect that the library catalog – https://uclid.uc.edu will be available during this time. OhioLINK resources will not be affected by this outage, except that off campus users who need to authenticate should use the Libraries Proxy Server instead of VPN.
Libraries provide hundreds of online research guides that point you to tools for all of your research and information handling needs – from finding information to citing sources and publishing the information you created. Some guides are specific to a software product, course or discipline, while others cover a broad range of resources.
This month’s featured guide, Digital Literacy, is a collection of links and tips on finding and evaluating information in digital environments. There is information on how to use online technologies to stay current, organize your citations, files and data, and how to create and publish digital content, as well as how to network and collaborate effectively, protect your online identity, and how to be an ethical and responsible digital citizen.
All these aspects of digital literacy apply to many facets of daily life, but the primary goal of the Research Guide is to equip students with the tools and techniques that would enhance their academic careers and future employment.