I've heard that Library Search is a "discovery layer." What is a discovery layer?
Technically, a discovery layer is a searchable meta-index of library resources that retrieves resources through linking technology. That means that a discovery layer works a bit like Google in searching across all library resources (articles, books, library catalogs, etc.) and provides a means of retrieving those resources for the user. This is in contrast to a traditional library catalog that only searches the items inside it and nothing else.
Will I need to create a new account in the new system?
I have saved lists of items in my account in the current Library Catalog. What will happen to these?
I use the search box on the Wheaton College Library home page. Will that still be available?
How will this new search tools system impact the speed of searches?
Will I still be able to search the library catalog?
Will I still be able to search specific databases?