Today, the UW Madison libraries are releasing a new Library Catalog. It has been available for beta testing for some time, but today marks it’s official debut.
Here are some highlights:
- intuitive interface for fast discovery
- powerful limits and narrowing for all searches
- seamless portal to all UW System libraries
- easy access to your account information
- mobile friendly
The new catalog really is a great improvement over its predecessor, MadCat. It is more visually sleek and much more intuitive. I especially like the faceting that allows you easily narrow down your search. The new catalog was designed in house.
For more information about the new catalog, see the development blog called Moving Forward.
MadCat, the prior catalog, will continue to be available for those who prefer to use it. There is a link to it on the top right of the new catalog.