The new shared library management service Search It was launched Wednesday, Dec. 18. Patrons can now use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They can also access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.
For more about the changes, including a video introduction to the system, visit http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/search_it. A form to submit feedback about Search It can be found at https://libraries.wsu.edu/content/search-tool-feedback.
Search It is shared by a consortium of Pacific Northwest universities, colleges and community colleges called the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Six alliance universities were the first to make the switch to the system over the summer: Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.), Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, Ore.), Pacific University (Forest Grove, Ore.), University of Washington (Seattle), Western Washington University (Bellingham, Wash.) and Willamette University (Salem, Ore.).
WSU joined the second group of alliance libraries to migrate to Search It this year. All 37 libraries are expected to switch by December 2014.
For more about the Orbis Cascade Alliance, visit http://orbiscascade.org.