Announcing a Redesigned UC Libraries Website

homepageOn May 6, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.

Available at www.libraries.uc.edu (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.

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Service Note: Key UC Web Services Down December 28 & 29

UC’s Data Center will be down for two days December 28 & 29 in order to receive a much-needed boost to its backup power supplies. Several major systems including “uc.edu” websites, Blackboard, and VPN access will be unavailable during this temporary outage. The UC Libraries Website, Library Catalog and access to off-campus resources via the proxy server will still be available.

For more on this outage, read the UCIT news release online.

Service Note

Please Note: We will be performing routine maintenance on the library servers Tuesday, December 18 beginning at 5pm. During the upload, the Libraries websites, e-reserves and certain databases will be unavailable for a short time.

Service Note: Internet Service Interruptions Sept. 2-4

To meet the university’s needs for increased Internet bandwidth, UCIT will perform an upgrade to the Cincinnati Education Research Fiber-loop (CERF) ring during Labor Day weekend. The CERF ring is the backbone providing Internet and Internet2 connectivity for UC, Xavier, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The upgrade will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 2 and is expected to be complete by 1:00 a.m. Sunday, September 4. Users should expect intermittent service interruption to the Internet during this window, however there is a possibility for intermittent Internet outages during the entire maintenance period.

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Notice Anything Different about the Site?

The UC Libraries website has been updated to incorporate the new UC header with links to other UC sites including “About UC,” “Admissions,” and “Health.”

In addition, we have added a powerful new search tool, Summon, to the website. From a single search box located prominently on the Articles & More tab on the homepage, Summon provides easy and fast discovery of relevant information from the UC Libraries collections on any topic. It is the place to start research in journal and newspaper articles, books, government documents, maps, music recordings, videos, digital collections, and more.

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Display Issues on Libraries Site on Friday, Feb 4

Please Note that on Friday, Feb 4, at 7am, we will be performing technical maintenance on the UC Libraries website that will require us to reload the entire site. While the site is loading, there will be some display issues. The content will be available, but the header, QuickLINKS, tabs, and main navigation will not be visible. It is anticipated that the update will take 1-2 hours; however, as the site loads, the display will improve. The display issue affects the main site as well as College and Department sites, with the exception of the Health Sciences Library.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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