Copac is changing…

The new personalised Copac will be made available during August 2009. Thank-you to the many people who have taken the time to send comments and requests relating to the Beta interfaces. We’ve had some really useful feedback and we’ll be following up many of the comments both before the release and over subsequent months.

new Copac trial interfaces

We are beginning a major redevelopment of the Copac National, Academic, and Specialist library catalogue service. The first stage of this work will introduce a login version of Copac with a range of new personalised facilities. Alongside this we will retain an open-access version of Copac.

Building on the recent Copac Beta trial, we have two new Copac Beta trial interfaces.

Personalised Copac, as seen in the beta trial, now has a new addition in the form of ‘my local library’ search, which allows members of some universities to search their own library catalogue alongside Copac, giving a single result set. This requires you to login to Copac.

The new standard Copac is a streamlined service which allows you to search and export records without logging in to the personalised Copac. It also includes a new journal table-of-contents display (where available).

Both these interfaces can be accessed at http://beta.copac.ac.uk/, and the trial will be running until 26th July.

There is a very short feedback questionnaire for each interface. We would appreciate it if you could fill in the questionnaire, or just email the Copac helpdesk (copac@mimas.ac.uk) with any comments you may have.

Copac Beta survey winner drawn

We have now drawn the winner of the £35 Amazon from the Beta survey participants. The drawing was conducted in a very low-tech manner by our colleague Jane Stevenson of the Archives Hub (http://archiveshub.ac.uk), who drew the winning email address from a brown paper bag.

Congratulations to Kimberley Godwin of Aberystwyth University!

Thanks again to all who took part.