Important Update to the Library Search

The Library Search will be updated this weekend in order to remove groupings that merged together “multiple versions” of a work in the search results. This will significantly impact the search results in the Library Search, improving the discovery of different formats and editions. 

This update will kick off on Friday July 28th and should be complete before Monday July 31st. There will likely be incremental changes over the course of the weekend, but throughout this process, you will still be able to access all of our records in the Library Search.

If you have any questions, please contact asktulibrary@temple.edu. 

The Library Search is now live!

On July 3, 2017, the Libraries, under the leadership of Director of Library Technology and Knowledge Management, David Lacy, launched the Library Search, which replaces Summon and Diamond. The new search is now your gateway to discover books, journal articles, and much more.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information and check the Libraries’ website over the summer for further updates.

Introducing the Library Search

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On June 29, 2017, the Libraries, under the leadership of Director of Library Technology and Knowledge Management, David Lacy, will launch a new Library Search system to replace Summon and the library catalog (known as Diamond). Beginning in June, this new search will be the gateway to discover books, ebooks, journal articles, archival material, and library research guides. Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, the Libraries will solicit feedback from library patrons and continue to develop and build upon a new discovery environment. Based on the feedback and development work, an enhanced version including additional resources will be launched in June of 2018 along with a new website in anticipation of moving into Temple’s extraordinary new library building.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information and check the Libraries’ website over the summer for further updates.

What You Need to Know Before June 29th:

For faculty, students, and staff:

As part of this launch, saved lists, preferred searches, and reading histories in Diamond will go away on June 29th. If you use these opt-in features, export now!

For faculty:

Links to library resources may change. This may include those that you have saved in Blackboard/LCMS+.

If you have any further questions, please contact asktulibrary@temple.edu.