The Stanford Libraries are poised to release a substantial upgrade to SearchWorks, the libraries' catalog. Several quarters in the making, SearchWorks 3.0 will be released this month (September 2014) and is a near-complete rewrite of the SearchWorks application. With it, our objectives are to...
- make it mobile friendly
- address known usability issues with the current SearchWorks
- provide more space for additional information in records, and new views over time
- give a more seamless flow between SearchWorks and the information and services on library.stanford.edu
- make the new user interface an intuitive and continuous progression for current users
The last major update to SearchWorks' look and feel was for version 1.9, in September of 2010; the new upgrade also provides a chance to refresh the application's user experience.
You can preview the upcoming release at http://searchworks-new.stanford.edu; this site has slightly old data, and will be available until the release, scheduled for next week. If you have any comments, questions or bugs to report, please send them in via the Feedback link in the top right hand corner of the application.