Emory Report
February 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 18



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February 2
, 2009
Library tool discoverE makes searching easy

By Lea Mclees

Emory Libraries are launching discoverE, a tool that offers a wealth of new features useful to students, faculty and staff searching the Emory Libraries’ catalog and select databases.

discoverE allows users to:

• Search Emory’s books, movies, music, articles and more.

• Save previous results to a personal e-shelf.

• Group results by author, date, library, topic, etc.

discoverE also incorporates the feedback collected from the Emory community during eight months of pre-release testing — and is a prime example of campus collaboration, says Rick Luce, vice provost and director of Emory University Libraries.

“discoverE greatly improves search options for our customers, and it makes many of our Emory-only digital offerings just as searchable as journal articles and books,” Luce says. “Offering this tool to the Emory family is an important part of meeting two Libraries strategic planning goals: enhancing user services and leading, as well as encouraging, digital innovation.”

The installation of discoverE is a joint project of the Emory Libraries information technology staff and University Technology Services.

“Collaborating with UTS ensured that we had Emory’s best IT and librarian minds at work customizing this product for the Emory community’s needs,” Luce says.

You’ll find discoverE at http://discovere.emory.edu — it’s also linked to from each library’s home page.