On Monday, May 7, 2018, University Libraries (OSUL) will release a major update to our website at library.osu.edu, including a beta version of our new Discovery search tool.
Due to this redesign, the URLs of many library resources will be changing, including the links to pages related to our locations, services, special collections, general information and policies, events, exhibits, and news.
We ask that, after May 7, you review and update websites, course materials, and other resources that may contain links to Library information.
As you explore the new site, please share any comments or questions via our online feedback form.
About Our Changes
With this website redesign, our goal has been to restructure our site to be easier to navigate, with stronger focus on commonly needed services and resources for students, faculty and staff. We’ve also placed more emphasis on news, events, and exhibits to engage people with current opportunities. These user-centric changes have been driven by user surveys, focus groups, and interactive site testing to help us better understand how people interact with the Libraries and where we can improve.
In addition to updating our website for greater ease of use, we are revamping our library Discovery search tool. In order to simplify and reduce the number of decisions users have to make in order to find library resources, our new Discovery tool brings together in one page the results for search options that had previously appeared in separate tabs, as well as a few new options to highlight our unique collections and expert librarians. When this tool is complete, we plan to phase out our existing WorldCat Local search. Users will still be able to access the library catalog, OhioLINK, and their favorite databases directly.
What’s NOT Changing
Resources whose URLs will not be affected by the OSUL website redesign include: