Transforming the virtual experience involves upgrading to next-generation information discovery systems that integrate the delivery of content across the OU enterprise and support personalization as well as collaborative content creation.
The new discovery platform at University of Oklahoma Libraries searches across databases, our local holdings, and web resources to provide seamless discovery of a majority of our resources in a single search. In the center of the Libraries' website is a search box labeled Discover! used for ﬁnding articles, books, newspaper articles, and reviews. It also provides recommendations for similar materials, provides enhanced options for reﬁning search results, and gives improved access to open access materials and institutional repositories.
In January 2015, OU Libraries will migrate away from Sirsi-Dynix as the backend of our public catalog, and the Discover interface will become the primary interface for retrieving items in our physical collections. During the Fall 2014 semester, our personnel will be developing tools to assist researchers in this transition. This move allows us to streamline workﬂows and take better advantage of cooperative cataloging so more attention can be
paid to making our unique special collections discoverable.
To try the new system, visit: Discover! @ OU Libraries.