Preview our new catalogue

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Preview our new catalogue

 

A preview of the Library's new catalogue is now available for testing and feedback

Our vision is to enable readers to search and browse the Library's collections more easily, intuitively, and enjoyably. You can try our improved search experience or browse treasures from our digital collections

The new catalogue is addressing issues that readers have faced with our current catalogue, as well as introducing exciting new functionality that allows for greater exploration, discoverability and interaction with the Library’s diverse collections. 

We are seeking your feedback early in our development cycle which will help inform future releases. Our aim is for the new catalogue to eventually replace our existing catalogue as the primary way for readers to search and discover the Library’s collections. 

Try our new catalogue

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Why are we building a new catalogue?

Our new catalogue (in beta) is addressing ongoing issues our readers have...

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Designing our new catalogue

An introduction to our design and research approach for the Library's new...

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Your feedback on our new catalogue and what we're…

Learn more about how feedback we've received from our readers is helping us...

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New architecture for a new catalogue

A look 'under the hood' at the technical foundation for our new catalogue...

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Unearthing gems in our collection

A look at using features from our new catalogue preview to rediscover...

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Using Artificial Intelligence to describe our…

A look at how we've used machine learning technology to tag our digital...

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Improving the navigation of our collection…

A look at the research and design process undertaken by Library's DX Lab in...

Read Improving the navigation of our collection hierarchies
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8 steps for a better digital Library experience

Our new catalogue is now available for public testing and feedback. As part...

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Building the face of our new catalogue

Developing our ‘front-end’ interface — why we built it the way we did, the...

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