Tripod v2 Launching Monday, January 14

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 3:11 pm.

Hello Everyone,
One year ago the libraries launched the new library catalog, Tripod. On Monday the 14th we will be releasing version 2 of Tripod, which includes many improvements and new features. To see a visual preview go to Tripod and click on the ‘Preview Tripod’s New Features‘ link.

Highlights include:

– Authentication by campus email.
Instead of your 14 digit library bar code, you can now use your campus email and password to access your library account, request and renew items, etc. You will need to use your bar code the first time you log in, but after that you only need to use it for E-ZBorrow or if you prefer to work in Tripod Classic. More details, including step-by-step instructions, can be found here:

– Best Bet
In order to provide easier access to our most important resources, such as the New York Times, JSTOR, and Web of Science, we’ll be displaying them prominently in a new space on Tripod called Best Bet.

– Add to Favorites.
You can mark favorites within Books & More to save for later use, add to lists, export, cite, print, and email.

– Research Guides
Running a search in Tripod will now display results from related course, subject, and research guides.

– Digital Collections Channel
Searches in Tripod will also display content from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Special Collections, Friends Historical Library, and the Peace Collection.

– Improved Relevance Ranking
Books & More search results have been adjusted to provide better results.

We hope these features and improvements enhance your library research experience.

Spencer Lamm, on behalf of the Tri-College Libraries sTRIke Force

Filed under: Announcements,LITS News,New Services by Amy Pearlman

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