After some eleven months of development, UND’s Chester Fritz Library has launched a revamped web
site. Making use of up to date technologies, it is hoped that the new site will provide a smoother
and easier research experience.
The updates and changes are too numerous to fully detail here, but there are two especially major changes: a new catalog interface, and a new interlibrary loan form.
Revamped Catalog — UFind
The catalog interface has been switched to UFind. This new interface was developed by the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN) based on the open source VuFind project, and offers several improvements over the older interface:
Searches return results faster
Faceted navigation to help you narrow your results
The form for requesting books, articles, and other documents through interlibrary loan has
been completely redesigned. Patrons may now log in with their general UND user name
and password (also known as your IDM user name and password) instead of typing in
their library barcode. The procedure has been converted to a step-by-step “wizard”
process as well, making it easier to navigate. Please note ILL users will need to complete
a registration process the first time they use the new form. On later visits they may skip
straight to placing requests.
The library welcomes feedback on its web site, and invites the UND community to
share their thoughts. Reports of bugs — such as broken links, formatting errors,
typos, or things which just don’t work as they should — are particularly welcome.
You may contact either the Reference Desk, or send an email to Will Martin,
the Web Services Librarian.