New Look Voyager

August 23, 2011

The Voyager library catalogue is being updated on Thursday morning (GMT) 25th August 2011. All the same options and tools will be available, but in a fresh new look and feel.

How will it affect you?
They may be a short outage whilst the switch between the old and the new interface takes place. If you see this, please just try again in a few minutes.
All existing search options will still be available in the new catalogue.

New Feature
A major new feature will be the ability to login to Voyager to check your on loan items, and make renewals and requests, using your Cardiff University network username and password. You will no longer need to set or remember a separate PIN number for Voyager.


Library Search

January 27, 2011

The University Library Service will be releasing ‘LibrarySearch’ in Summer 2011. This new service will provide an improved interface for the Voyager library catalogue and other library managed information resources.
A Beta version will be released to the University during the spring semester, to gather feedback from staff and students, with a view to launching LibrarySearch in time for the start of the 2011-12 session.
In order to implement LibrarySearch, work is required on the Voyager library catalogue journal records to ensure they are presented correctly in LibrarySearch. Currently the print and electronic versions of a journal are shown together on a single Voyager library catalogue record. These joint records will need to be split into two separate records, one for the print version and another for the electronic version. This means that you will see two separate search results for each journal which is available in both electronic and print format. The electronic version will be indicated by the statement [Electronic Resource] after the title. This is already the case for eBooks. Once available, LibrarySearch will automatically join together the electronic and print versions of books and journals in the search results.
The work on splitting the journal records will start on 31 January and we anticipate that it will take a minimum of three days. During this time some electronic journals may not be available via Voyager but will still be accessible as normal via the eLibrary (available via the Library menu in Cardiff Portal). Direct links to journals from bibliographic databases and Google Scholar will also continue to work and all other aspects of Voyager will remain available.
If you have any queries or feedback about this work, please get in touch with me.


March 9, 2010

For those of you who are using your personal Voyager account, the PIN was reset last week from the default. If you didn’t change it you may find you can’t get in to your account. Please contact the library to get a new PIN.

Have you changed your PIN?

February 24, 2010


The default PIN (121212) will expire at 6pm on Monday 1st March.

You must change your PIN by Monday 1st March or you will need to contact library staff to gain access to your library account.

If you have any problems changing your PIN then please contact staff at any Cardiff University library who can reset it for you.

Change your pin at – click  on My Account