About Next-Generation Melvyl Pilot

Next-Generation Melvyl

The UC Libraries are now testing a possible replacement for the existing Melvyl Catalog. We encourage you to test this pilot, called Next-Generation Melvyl, and would be pleased to receive your feedback.

Key points:

  • Through a powerful single interface, Next-Generation Melvyl simultaneously searches holdings in:
    • All UC Libraries
    • Libraries around the world
    • Books in UC Libraries digitized by Google
  • PLEASE NOTE: There are several known problems in the Next-Generation Melvyl pilot. Click here for more details.
  • Results display UCSD records first, then UC records, then records from libraries worldwide.
  • UC-affiliated users can request items held anywhere, both within the UC system and beyond.
  • New features include robust search capabilities, "cite this item," bookmarking and social networking tools, book reviews, and journal article citations.
  • Throughout the pilot, the current Melvyl Catalog and all of its functions will be maintained and available as usual.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Most, but not all, UC library holdings are represented in the Next-Generation Melvyl pilot. Click here for more details.

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