Library System to Undergo Major Upgrade May 23

What is Happening?

UMB, along with the 17 other libraries in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), will be replacing our decades-old integrated library system this spring. On May 23, 2024, the new system will be available to the university community and you will notice some changes in your OneSearch experience. Features include:

  • Enhanced experience: Better integration of the library’s collections along with improved and expanded search capabilities.
  • Faster: Save time by searching almost all of the library’s collections and beyond in one simple search.
  • Personalization: Log in to save your search preferences and favorite items, and easily export records to citation management systems.
  • Mobile-friendly: Improved mobile user interface allows researchers to perform all functions using a mobile device. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will the new system affect OneSearch?

You will see a new interface when you conduct a search in the OneSearch box on the library website. You can use this system for the same types of searches you did in the old interface. If you currently have a My EBSCOhost account with saved searches, alerts, or citations, you will no longer be able to get to them through OneSearch. However, they can still be accessed in individual EBSCO databases such as CINAHL and PsycINFO. 

  • What will happen to library permalinks?

The old system goes away in June, so you will need to check any permalinks from the old system that are on your website, in your course syllabi, or in your Blackboard courses as soon as possible after May 23. Look out for links that contain in the middle. Library staff will share instructions for how to update permalinks in the new system after May 23rd.

  • What will happen to the Library Catalog?

The old Library Catalog will no longer be available after May 23rd. To manage any physical books that you have checked out from the library, you will log into your account in OneSearch. From 5:00pm on May 17th until May 23rd, you will not be able to request books from other Maryland libraries while the system migration takes place. 

The HSHSL will keep you informed with updates as we progress.

Contact your School’s Librarian or the Information Services department.

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