After four years of planning and preparation, UC Library Search is preparing to launch on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
This new UC-systemwide discovery platform will permanently replace Melvyl and local library catalogs as the integrated search tool for all ten University of California campus libraries.
“This project has involved the collaboration and cooperation of librarians from all ten UC campuses and a tremendous amount of time and energy,” said Tiffany Moxham, Associate University Librarian for Content and Discovery. “We are eagerly anticipating its final form.”
Key changes you’ll find in UC Library Search include:
- Search and get real-time availability for print, digital, and electronic items from all ten UC campuses in the Articles, books, and more search. This is a massive expansion from what patrons can currently find when choosing “Everything” as the search scope.
- Discover and request content not available in the UC system through WorldCat Discovery.
- Manage loans, requests, and more from multiple campuses all in one place in My Account.
We have made monthly announcements leading up to the launch to keep our campus community informed about this change. You can view the archive here, along with additional information about the project.
If you have personal lists or saved searches in Melvyl, take these steps before July 27 to preserve your research data, or it will be gone forever:
- To export saved lists, log into Melvyl. Under your account name, select “My Personal Lists” from the drop-down menu. Email the lists to yourself, or use the “Cite” button to export them into citation management software.
- To preserve saved search terms, log into Melvyl and click on “Saved Searches” in the gray menu bar. Make a note of your search terms if you wish to reproduce them in UC Library Search after July 27.
- To update bookmarks to Melvyl records, log into Melvyl and save your bookmarked items to a list, which you can either email to yourself or export into citation management software. Then after July 27, replace your links with the new URL for these items from UC Library Search.
If you have any further questions about UC Library Search, please contact Tiffany Moxham, Associate University Librarian for Content and Discovery.