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Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Improved UKZN iCatalogue Interface: coming 28 July 2021!

by Varsha Sookraj 

On 28 July 2021, our library catalogue and discovery system, iCatalogue will move to a new “modernized” interface and some new features.

The WorldCat Discovery interface redesign modernizes the landing page, search results and item detail pages in WorldCat Discovery to enhance the user experience.  

Search results: The modernized search results screen enhances access to fulfilment and discovery options.

Item detail: The modernized item detail page simplifies access to location and fulfilment information.

Landing page: New, improved look and custom notifications that will display across iCatalogue.



A modernized interface with an updated look and feel includes:


Redesigned search results page: The search results screen will have a new layout and display more information.

Highlighted search terms: The search terms used in your search will be highlighted in yellow to indicate the search relevance.



Access options panel: A new access options panel on the item details page shows all options to access the item. The box will show the shelf number for the item located in the library, access online resources, request book holds, and submit Interlibrary Loan requests. The access panel moves with you as you scroll down the record.


Browse the shelf: Browse the shelf to view items located next to the selected item at all UKZN libraries.

Additional editions and formats: New display to additional editions and formats with available filters to narrow the results. Search terms are highlighted amongst the additional results.


Improved availability display on search results: Summary statement to indicate the number of copies available and the number of locations. Sorting and pagination in availability.


Searching: Expand Search with Related Terms setting. Clear or retain filters applied to search results. Clear search terms with an X. Group Related Editions setting.

Tryout the new iCatalogue now! Use the search box on theLibrary homepage (http://library.ukzn.ac.za)                        or go directly to iCatalogue (https://ukzn.on.worldcat.org/discovery)


Ask a UKZN Librarian for help and tips on smart searching.

Book a training session now!!!

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