New Copac interface

The new Copac interface is now live.

You can now search Copac quickly from the basic Copac interface, without logging in.

Search and export records using the basic Copac interface, incorporating book and journal table-of-contents where available. You can export records directly into EndNote and Zotero.

Logging in gives you access to a range of additional facilities, including:

  • A personal Search History that you can tag, annotate, and develop over time as a record of your
    research.
  • A personal My References list that you can tag, annotate, and
    develop over time. Export selected records for use in reference management software.
  • Some users will have the option to search your own university library catalogue alongside Copac.

Login for University/college members: login to Copac with your
university/college username or Athens username.

Login for Non-academic Copac users: you can create a personal login using one of the following identity providers:

ProtectNetwork®

TypeKey: TypePad Profiles

There is more info on the TypeKey Identity Bridge on the UK
Access Management Federation
Web site

Please email the Copac helpdesk: copac@mimas.ac.uk with any feedback, or if you have any questions about the new interface.

Copac is changing…

The new personalised Copac will be made available during August 2009. Thank-you to the many people who have taken the time to send comments and requests relating to the Beta interfaces. We’ve had some really useful feedback and we’ll be following up many of the comments both before the release and over subsequent months.

New Copac trial interfaces

We are beginning a major redevelopment of the Copac National, Academic, and Specialist library catalogue service. The first stage of this work will introduce a login version of Copac with a range of new personalised facilities. Alongside this we will retain an open-access version of Copac.

Building on the recent Copac Beta trial, we have two new Copac Beta trial interfaces.

Personalised Copac, as seen in the beta trial, now has a new addition in the form of ‘my local library’ search, which allows members of some universities to search their own library catalogue alongside Copac, giving a single result set. This requires you to login to Copac.

The new standard Copac is a streamlined service which allows you to search and export records without logging in to the personalised Copac. It also includes a new journal table-of-contents display (where available).

Both these interfaces can be accessed at http://beta.copac.ac.uk/, and the trial will be running until 26th July.

There is a very short feedback questionnaire for each interface. We would appreciate it if you could fill in the questionnaire, or just email the Copac helpdesk (copac@mimas.ac.uk) with any comments you may have.

Copac Beta interface trial ended

The recent trial of the Copac Beta interface has now ended. With thanks to the many people who took part and contributed feedback, we appreciate the time and thought that has gone into this. We’ll be reviewing all the feedback to inform the way the new developments are taken forward in both the short and longer term.

We’ll be getting in touch with the winner of the Amazon voucher shortly.

See ‘Coming soon…‘ for details of some of the new facilities under development to support your research.