What's New on Horizon

What's New on Horizon

Web Catalog Now Available

A new, Web version of the Horizon online catalog is now available, greatly improving access to the Library catalog from home or office. The Web catalog can be accessed through LibInfo (http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/LibInfo/Catalogs/Chicago/). The Web catalog offers an attractive alternative to the limited telnet interface that was previously the only remote access to the catalog. It has all the same search options as the in-library catalog stations except for call number and course reserve index searching, which are still under development. One exciting additional feature provides hypertext links directly from catalog records to electronic full text where the library has purchased the material in electronic form. (See, for example, Econometrica: Journal of the Econometric Society, or the Encyclopedia Britannica.) The Web catalog is still under development, and the Library is actively working with Ameritech Library Services to add features and eliminate problems. Enhancements expected in the future include the ability to view borrower information and request recalls.

Enhancements Made to Catalog Records and Search Capabilities

The version of Horizon available on catalog workstations in the Library were also enhanced with several new features during the summer. Listings for reserve materials are now sorted alphabetically by title, and display the author as well as the title of the work. Headings that provide links to related records are underlined, and double-clicking on them will automatically perform the related-record search. Circulation information for all copies of a particular volume of a journal can now be found by selecting the "volume search" option from the file menu. For a complete list of enhancements made over the summer, see On the Library Horizon in LibInfo (http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/LibInfo/Catalogs/Chicago/Horizon/).

In addition, where available, table of contents information was added to catalog records for more than 30,000 books in the collection, including symposia, conference proceedings and other composite works. This added information allows users to find individual articles or essays within larger works. Author and title information for the contents is indexed in the appropriate keyword index. Now, for example, an essay by Harris Breslow appearing in Philosophical Streets: New Approaches to Urbanism edited by Dennis Crow can be found by searching Mr. Breslow in the author/name keyword index.

For more information, check On the Library Horizon in LibInfo for current updates on changes, or contact Sandy Roscoe, Regenstein Reference Department, at 702-4482 or sjr2@midway.uchicago.edu.

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