IC Library News: ARGOS interface update expected May 13th

This summer, the Library will be migrating to a more advanced and modern system allowing us to manage our resources much more effectively and provide better service to the Ithaca College community. The migration brings about a few changes in the ways we serve content in Argos, our library search engine.

On May 13, 2017, Argos will be updated with a new look-and-feel. It is the same content, just a different way of searching and displaying our holdings. We currently have the beta version running on our site, if you would like to check it out ( bit.ly/ArgosNewUI ). Feedback is welcome!

We’ll be creating some help guides so patrons can get comfortable with the new display. Look for these soon!

Another change happening on May 13th, is that access to the legacy catalog search (our search interface before Argos) will no longer be available. Since we are moving to a new system, the current system that powers this search will no longer be available. Due to this, links to items in our catalog will also be affected. If you have linked to any of our current Argos or legacy catalog items directly, the links will cease to function at the end of August. You will need to relink to those items after August 29 when their new URLs become available in Argos. Any items that are saved using the My Shelf feature will not be carried over after August 29. We will provide instructions for exporting your saved items before the end of the semester. My own research guides, which contain numerous links to books, will be affected by this change as well.  I’ll do my best to update them as soon as I can.  Please alert me to any broken links in Fall of 2017.

If you have any questions as to the clarity of this change, please contact me.





Ithaca Library: a new look for Argos

Argos is going through some changes. The Ithaca College Library will be making the new Argos interface available in beta during the Spring 2017 semester. We will switch to the new interface entirely during the summer of 2017.

“Beta” means that while the interface should function well, there may be periods of down time and there may be unexpected changes to the interface as we implement new features and fix bugs.

Take a look: https://ithacalibrary-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=01ITHACACOL&lang=en_US

& Submit Feedback: https://library.ithaca.edu/forms/argos_feedback.php

Sept 9th: Library website is still down — try these links

I’ll be greeting two classes this afternoon for a research workshop.  We’ll be working from these alternate sites until the library’s webpage is restored:

Alternate portal:   http://ithacalibrary.net/

Beta Search (books, DVDs and articles): http://ithacalibrary-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=01ITHACACOL

Catalog:  http://phoebe.ithaca.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=en_US

Ebrary: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ithaca/search.action

EBSCO  http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/ehost/search/advanced?sid=bedb1515-5d02-42b0-87a6-6b58bcf8c378%40sessionmgr198&vid=17&hid=101 

ProQuest  http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/advanced?accountid=11644

Statista http://www.statista.com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/

Polling    http://poll.orspub.com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/

You can still access our resources yet not through our website.  Our Research Guides are also currently not available. Thanks for your patience  — we’ll keep you posted.