To make it easier to move toward that upcoming feature, we’re putting the theme that is required for the mobile view in place on March 1st. Here is what the homepage will look like:
Other changes include two new options in the drop-down search index box. If you go to do a search, in the 2nd drop-down you'll find a new option - "keyword in subject heading". Here you can more easily search for subjects, such as cats. You'll see a list of subjects with a number after. The number is the number of titles in the system that match the search. It is very similar to using the facets after doing an initial search. It is not limited to nonfiction, but anything with fiction can be disregarded. It’s the answer to the much requested “browse” search.
We will also put in an author search that works the same way.
The results list page will be updated to show your library’s holdings in bold, if they own a copy, and collapsing other copies, with an option to show other copies. If they don’t own a copy, the list will display the other copies with the option to hide the copies. It will hopefully create an easier to read results page.
Other changes will be in the "My Account" area of the site. When you log in, you'll see a summary of your account information. If this is not up to date, please get in touch with your library so they can update your account. You will also be able to change your PIN. This feature is located under the account summary. We had turned this off because people were presented with "change your PIN" when they first would log in and assume this was a demand and not just an option. People were changing pins and forgetting often, and it was causing much confusion. Hopefully having it further down will help and still offer something most sites allow and encourage.
If you have trouble seeing this new view or get an error, try to "refresh" the web page by pressing the F5 key on the keyboard. On a mobile device, there is usually a "refresh page", "reload page", or you'll see this icon: