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Library website changes

Starting January, 2019

Frank Quinn, Dean of University Library Services

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Frank Quinn
Rudisill Library 116
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 328-7235
Subjects: Art

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Rudisill Library is excited to share information on two new changes which will make it easier for LRU students, faculty, and staff to find the information they need.

  1. WEBSITE ENHANCEMENTS - Thanks to a little help from the NC Live consortium, we’ve been able to update our website a bit.  It's very much a work in progress, but, ultimately, navigation should be much improved at all campus library sites.  We know this may present a problem for people used to our old pages; unfortunately, we weren’t able to provide access to both sites at the same time.  Hang in there… and please do let us know what you think.
  2. SUMMON - Summon is a new discovery tool which replaces PowerSearch.  PowerSearch, if carefully tweaked, would let people search up to 23 electronic resources with a single search, which was an excellent feature.  Summon, however, searches about 100 online resources—most of our electronic collection.  That includes a number of large e-journal collections, not available through PowerSearch—scholarly journal collections from publishers like Wiley, Sage, Elsevier, and Springer.  We’ve also added selected open access content, most notably from the HathiTrust collection of US works in the public domain.  That’s 1.9 million books and other items, now accessible to LRU students, faculty, and staff—through Summon.

Please let us know if you have any comments, concerns, or questions.  Please, also, bear in mind, that it's still very much "under construction."