NOTE: The system update is complete; please begin to update your library links as described below.
If you have links to the library catalog, library books, ejournals, databases or articles that you are using in Blackboard Learn, your webpages, on syllabi or that you have bookmarked, you may be affected by the library system update scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014. Randall Library will be updating links in the library catalog and on library websites, and therefore if you have been linking directly to library resources you will have to update the links you have been using.
To help ease the transition, we have created a Link Translator Tool available at: http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator. You can simply paste in your current links to books, articles, ejournals, databases – anything library related – and if your link needs updating the tool will create the new link for you.
How do I know if my links need updating?
If you have copied and pasted links from the library catalog or from a library database and the link has “uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu” somewhere in it, it will need to be updated. Links that contain “library.uncw.edu” will NOT have to be updated. If you are unsure, use the Link Translator Tool: http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator
How do I get the new link?
Visit the Link Translator Tool available at: http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator. Paste in your current links to books, articles, ejournals, databases – anything library related – and if your link needs updating, the tool will create the new link for you. If it doesn’t need updating, it will tell you that too.
When will I need the new links?
The new links will go into effect after the system update is completed on Thursday, March 6th.
When will the current links stop working?
The old links will continue to work for several weeks after the update, but will not reflect updated information. To make sure you are able to accurately access library resources you will want to update your links as soon as possible after Thursday, March 6th.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us via email, phone or chat at http://library.uncw.edu/ask.