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New UCL search bar for our public website

Robert Drinkall19 November 2014

Dear colleagues,

On 20th November, ISD Web & Mobile Services is rolling out new and improved search functionality to Silva sites along with an updated version of the global masthead that’s been available on the UCL homepage for some time.

This means that the search box in the left-hand navigation of our public website will be removed and the new global masthead with search box in the top right-hand corner will appear instead.

Some example screenshots are available below.



Public website screenshot

UCL global masthead at top of homepage

Public website screenshot

New search functionality


New website now live

Robert Drinkall4 September 2014

Dear colleagues,

The new version of the UCL Library Services public website is now live. A big thanks to everyone who helped us to put it together.

Chris and I will be checking it through in case there are any issues following the migration but if you spot anything which looks amiss in the meantime please let us know via lib-websupport@ucl.ac.uk



New website: possible launch delay

Robert Drinkall3 September 2014

Dear colleagues,

The ISD Web & Mobile Services department is having some technical problems with the migration of the new public website so it may not launch today.

I’ll send out an update when I hear back from them about how they are progressing.





New public website to launch on Wednesday 3rd September

Robert Drinkall27 August 2014

Dear colleagues

Many thanks for all the useful comments you sent us about the new public website during July.

Your feedback has been reviewed by the group which is overseeing the Silva migration and we’ve made some changes based on what you’ve told us.

Although we’ve not been able to respond to each feedback provider individually about your comment(s) please do contact me if there’s anything you’d like to follow up.

The new site will launch on Wednesday 3rd September.



New website: have your say

Robert Drinkall9 July 2014

Dear colleagues,

On 1st September 2014 a new version of our public website will launch after many months of collaborative effort.

We’re nearly finished and are still fine-tuning but during July we’d like everyone to have their say about its design, content, structure or any other aspect of it which you feel you want to tell us about.

The new version of the site can be seen here:


Key changes compared with the current public website are:

New UCL Library Services homepage

New UCL Library Services homepage

  • We’re now using  UCL’s Silva content management system
  • You can edit your own pages
  • We’ve organised the content by audience

Please can I encourage you to take a look and leave us your comments?

Please can I also ask you to:

Many thanks,

Rob Drinkall

(on behalf of the Web Steering Group)