Next week, SearchWorks will be enhanced with two of the top priorities on our list: better display of availability status (is a resource available, checked out, on the shelves, pageable, etc.) and a new feature that enables browsing a virtual shelf.
We're particularly excited by virtual shelf browse. It will allow researchers to see with a glance the resources related to an item of interest, as determined by call number. This reintroduces some of the classic serendipity in discovering useful information with a trip to the stacks. And unlike a trip to the stacks, for the first time scholars will be able to browse all resources with nearby call numbers, regardless of where the books are actually shelved (in Green or a branch library, in auxiliary storage or in the stacks), for SULAIR's entire collection.
You can get a sneak peak at both features in the test version of SearchWorks. The browse nearby a call number feature can be found in the left hand column of any detailed record display, such as in this sample record.
As always, we prize any feedback (including bugs and enhancement requests). The best way to submit input is through the Feedback link in the top right corner of every SearchWorks page.