Signing in to your library account is about to get simpler, thanks to better integration between the Novanet system and Dalhousie’s single sign-on. Starting May 17, you will use your NetID and password to sign in, instead of using a library barcode number and a PIN.
Also on May 17, you may notice the page you use to search for library materials — which we call a discovery layer — looks or works a little differently than before. The discovery layer is getting an upgrade, but the search function should work almost exactly the same as it previously did. You may also notice some small differences when you sign in to your library account.
If you are still using the older interface called ‘Novanet Classic’ for searching, your search pages will look very different as of May 17, when Novanet Classic will be retired. For tips on searching the new, more powerful discovery layer, please contact your subject liaison for assistance.
Leading up to this change, between May 9–16, you won’t be able to place holds or renew items as portions of our system will be shut down to prepare for the shift to the new discovery layer. Don’t forget there are no overdue fines any longer, so renewing your material can wait until the system is up and running again. You will still be able to sign materials out of any Novanet library and make requests through Document Delivery during this period.
If you have courses in Brightspace which link to library materials, you may want to check your links on May 17 in case they are broken. Staff from the Dalhousie Libraries will be going through all the eReserve lists we processed for the summer term to make sure everything is in good working order, but if you are using a list from an earlier term, or links that we have previously provided, please check your links. If you do find a broken link in Brightspace, please contact the library that does your eReserves. Staff will provide a working link as quickly as possible.