Monday, January 08, 2007

Reference Universe Gets Updated

Reference Universe has undergone a few 'under the hood' enhancements. Searching of the database is dramatically faster, Tom Walker has fixed the Gale Virtual Reference Library ebook links which go directly to available ebooks in our collection and results are now sorted into (although still being refined) in library system and non-local library results. The useability of the database has vastly improved recently and although at times this resource may seem marginal or somewhat useful at smaller branches it is still a very important to many users at Main, many Regional libraries, and for folks who want to do exhaustive topical research and are looking for sources in numerous places.