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last updated 1/19/2018

Catalog Differences for Library Patrons

  New VuFind (version 4.1) VuFind 0.6 Classic Search (WebVoyage)
Logging In Log in to Your Account with your Last Name and Barcode.
Exceptions- log in with your campus credentials if you are from:
-Millikin University
-North Park University
-Northern Illinois University
-University of Illinois at Chicago
-University of Illinois at Springfield
-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Log in to Your Account with your personal username and password. Log in to Your Account with your Last Name and Barcode.
Requesting Clicking a "request" link prompts login. You must select the specific copy of something to request. Clicking a "request" link prompts login. You may select the specific copy of something to request or may use the "request first available" feature. You can only search individual local OPACs; no I-Share view is available.
 
Clicking "request" link prompts login. You select the title to request, then the system selects an available copy at random.
Mobile Interface Responsive web design means that the site can be easily viewed on a screen of any size with full functionality; available for local catalogs and the I-Share union catalog http://m.carli.illinois.edu for local library catalogs only (not available for the I-Share union catalog) None
Citations APA, MLA, and Chicago Style citation generator; Compatible with Zotero and any other COinS-based application APA and MLA citation generator No citation generator
Tags and Favorites Allows you to tag records, save items, create public or private favorites lists of items, and save searches to re-execute later. Allows you to tag records, create favorites lists for yourself, or subscribe to an RSS feed. In some libraries, WebVoyage allows you to save searches to re-execute later, or to save search results.
Item Formats Format definitions
 
Formats display in the results list with a textual icon. If more than one format applies, more than one textual icon will display.
Format definitions
 
Formats display in the results list with a visual icon.  Only one format icon will display per item.
Format definitions are described on the Limits documentation page.
 
Formats display in a column in the results list as text.
Pick-Up Location Preference When placing a request, the pick-up library defaults to your home library, with the pick-up location defaulting to your library's primary circulation desk.
 
If your home library has more than one circulation desk, you can set your preferred default pick-up location at your home library in their account profile.
 
You can edit the pick-up library or location at the time of request.
You can set their preferred pick-up library and location in their account preferences.
 
When placing a request, if you have not entered a preferred pick-up library or location in their preferences, you will be prompted to select at the time of request.
 
If a preference has been set, You can edit the pick-up library or location at the time of request.
When placing a request, the pick-up library defaults to your home library, with the pick-up location defaulting to your library's primary circulation desk.
 
You can edit the pick-up library or location at the time of request.
 
You may not save preferences.
  New VuFind (version 4.1) VuFind 0.6 Classic Search (WebVoyage)
Logging In Most patrons log in to "Your Account" with their Last Name and Barcode.
 
Patrons from Millikin University, North Park University, Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Springfield, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign should log in with their campus credentials.
The patron can log in to "Your Account" with their personal username and password. The patron can log in to "Renew Books/My Account" with their Last Name and Barcode.
Requesting Clicking a "request" link prompts login. Patrons must select the specific copy of something to request.
 
Items with a "Damaged" status cannot be requested.
Clicking a "request" link prompts login. Patrons may select the specific copy of something to request or may use the "request first available" feature.
 
Items with a "Damaged" status can be requested.
Patrons can only search individual local OPACs; no I-Share view is available.
 
Clicking "request" link prompts login. Patrons select the title to request, then the system selects an available copy at random.
 
Items with a "Damaged" status can be requested.
Mobile Interface Responsive web design means that the site can be easily viewed on a screen of any size with full functionality; available for local catalogs and the I-Share union catalog http://m.carli.illinois.edu for local library catalogs only (not available for the I-Share union catalog) None
Citations APA, MLA, and Chicago Style citation generator; Compatible with Zotero and any other COinS-based application APA and MLA citation generator No citation generator
Tags and Favorites Allows patrons to tag records, save items, create public or private favorites lists of items, and save searches to re-execute later. Allows patrons to tag records, create private favorites lists, or subscribe to an RSS feed. In some libraries, WebVoyage allows the patron to save searches to re-execute later, or to save search results.
Item Formats Format definitions
 
Formats display in the results list with a textual icon. If more than one format applies, more than one textual icon will display.
Format definitions
 
Formats display in the results list with a visual icon.  Only one format icon will display per item.
Format definitions are described on the Limits documentation page.
 
Formats display in a column in the results list as text.
Pick-Up Location Preference When placing a request, the pick-up library defaults to the patron's home library, with the pick-up location defaulting to the home library's Default Pick-up location set in Voyager System Administration.
 
If the patron's home library has more than one pick-up location, the patron can set their preferred default pick-up location at their home library in their account profile.
 
Patrons can edit the pick-up library or location at the time of request.
 
(An enhancement request has been submitted to allow the patron to select another I-Share library as their default pick-up library.)
The patron can set their preferred pick-up library and location in their account preferences.
 
When placing a request, if the patron has not entered a preferred pick-up library or location in their preferences, they are prompted to select at the time of request.
 
If a preference has been set, patrons can edit the pick-up library or location at the time of request.
When placing a request, the pick-up library defaults to the patron's home library, with the pick-up location defaulting to the home library's Default Pick-up location set in Voyager System Administration.
 
Patrons can edit the pick-up library or location at the time of request.
 
Patrons may not save preferences.
Local Call Slip Requests Only looks at the "Charge/Renew" and "UB" settings in the Voyager SysAdmin matrix entry for the patron group/item type. Does not consider the "Call Slip" matrix setting.
 
There is no option to limit local requests to only home library pickup.
  • If only Charge/Renew is checked, the item cannot be requested, only charged on site.
  • If Charge/Renew and Call Slip (not UB) are checked, the request fails.
  • If Charge/Renew, Call Slip, and UB are selected, the request succeeds for pickup at either the item's home library, or any I-Share library.
  • If Charge/Renew and UB (not Call Slip) are selected, the request succeeds for pickup at either the item's home library, or any I-Share library.

Looks at the "Charge/Renew", "Call Slip", and "UB" settings in the Voyager SysAdmin matrix entry for the patron group/item type.
 
Depending on how the settings are set, this allows libraries to determine whether local call slip requested items can be picked up only at the item's home library, or also at another I-Share library.

  • If only Charge/Renew is checked, the item cannot be requested, only charged on site.
  • If Charge/Renew and Call Slip (not UB) are checked, the request succeeds for pickup ONLY at the item's home library.
  • If Charge/Renew, Call Slip, and UB are selected, the request succeeds for pickup at either the item's home library, or any I-Share library.
  • If Charge/Renew and UB (not Call Slip) are selected, the request fails.
Looks at the "Charge/Renew", "Call Slip", and "UB" settings in the Voyager SysAdmin matrix entry for the patron group/item type.
 
Depending on how the settings are set, this allows libraries to determine whether local call slip requested items can be picked up only at the item's home library, or also at another I-Share library.
  • If only Charge/Renew is checked, the item cannot be requested, only charged on site.
  • If Charge/Renew and Call Slip (not UB) are checked, the request succeeds for pickup ONLY at the item's home library.
  • If Charge/Renew, Call Slip, and UB are selected, the request succeeds for pickup at either the item's home library, or any I-Share library.
  • If Charge/Renew and UB (not Call Slip) are selected, the request fails.