Big changes coming to UO Libraries website and search

Big changes are coming to the UO Libraries website, catalog, and search systems. Current ETA for launch is Friday morning, June 20, 2014.

(Note to  any library folks reading this — the LibrarySearch service is ExLibris Primo, managed consortially in the Orbis-Cascade shared ILS initiative. It replaces both Worldcat Local and our iii local catalog).

Here’s an intro from

Introducing UO LibrarySearch
Posted on June 2, 2014 by

UO LibrarySearch creates a single discovery interface for our users that allows you to quickly find books, journal articles, media of all formats and digitized items. LibrarySearch includes the complete collections of the 37 Summit libraries, close to 9 million titles and growing, and more than 26 million other resources, primarily articles and digital documents and images. This new discovery interface unifies book, journal and article searching and allows both Summit borrowing and interlibrary loan from within a single interface.

In addition to providing access to a broad collection in a single search, UO LibrarySearch offers users the ability to create and save lists of items they find, email items, to create alerts to be notified of new materials on a topic, to export items to bibliographic management software, such as EndNote Online, and to format a citation in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian style.

The software used for UO LibrarySearch will be used by all 37 members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Summit libraries. In addition to this change in discovering library resources, Alliance libraries are implementing shared software to manage the selection, purchase, processing, and circulation of materials. This is a big project that, when complete in December 2014, will allow Alliance libraries to build our collections as a single collection, more easily share services and resources, and exploit new technologies. Better management of our resources and creating efficiencies in processes will enable staff to focus on value added activities that will benefit our users and institutions.
– Sara Brownmiller

Heartbleed vulnerability

source: iStock via NPR
source: iStock via NPR

For current details, please refer to the
UO Information Services Heartbleed FAQ

Earlier Announcement:
Between 12:00pm (noon) on Thursday, April 10 and 11:59pm on Sunday, April 13, you may experience short service outages due to updates that must be installed. Most of this work will not cause outages. However, short service outages are possible.

Examples of a “technology service” are webmail and Blackboard.

Information Services is working to mitigate an Internet-wide security problem announced late on Monday, April 7. Due to the large number of services we are working with, we cannot at this time list all affected services.

You may receive more specific information about when a specific service will be restarted. That information supersedes this message.

For those of you who are technical, we are remediating the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. With certificate providers very busy, we will need to restart services as replacement certificates become available over the next four days.

If you have questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk at or 541-346-HELP.

Information Services
University of Oregon

Technology Service Desk