UTS Library

Fresh New Look!

Have you seen the new look Catalogue and Find Databases pages on the Library website?

They now have a sleek new feel making it easier to navigate.
But don't panic the same features that you love are all still there.

You may have noticed the multi-coloured band across the top of the Catalogue, with each colour representing number ranges from the Dewey Decimal system. This is inspired by UTS Library's inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Chris Gaul and his Shelf Life exhibition. The exhibition centres on finding ways of visualising the entire library collection using the Dewey Decimal system. Chirs' exploration of this element is of particular importance as the Library is looking into avenues that will facilitate discovery especially when part of the collection will be stored in the Library Retrieval System.

This new design element holds more than just an aesthetic appeal, it has a level of functionality that will allow you to do a search and then refine the seach results by subject area, simply by clicking on the multi-coloured band.

As an example, you may be interested in finding items on Photography specifically about Architecture.

  1. You would type Photography in the Catalogue search box
  2. This would generate an array of items on Photography. At the top of the search results you would then click on the pink band that is 700 Arts & Recreation
  3. This will refine the search and the pink band will become more detailed. At this point you would click on the 720 Architecture section to achieve your desired search results

So take a look and let us know what you think using the Feedback button on the right hand side of the screen.

If you would like to find out more on Chris Gaul's design work, visit: