University Library Suggestions


Automatically search AUS/US spellings on Onesearch

Would it be possible to have Onesearch automatically search for both Australian and United States spelling? E.g. "organisation" and "organization", "colour" and "color" etc.

It's always a bit annoying having to search twice for the same query.

END Auto sign-out of OneSearch

It is bloody annoying to have OneSearch sign out automatically after a few minutes. Facebook doesn't require it why can't you!!!

If the issue is security well consider this: Having it log out automatically is only useful on public computers in the library. For people using OneSearch at home or college it is not helpful, it is more of a hindrance and distraction.

In fact I would argue it is a greater security risk to have it log out automatically because it increases the likelihood of advanced keyloggers retrieving sign in information.

Online library accounts display loan due dates in MM-DD-YYYY format. This should be changed to the Australian DD-MM-YYYY for consistency.

The online library accounts display loan due dates in the American MM-DD-YYYY format. This should be changed to the Australian DD-MM-YYYY for consistency and to avoid unnecessary confusion. The email reminder for due loans for instance uses the DD-MM-YYYY format to display due dates.

Revise Library Onesearch!

It would be great if the logging in process and usability of the library's OneSearch system could be improved or reverted back to previous versions that were simpler to use and more intuitive!

It is very annoying to have to sign in multiple times to access content through OneSearch.
The new OneSearch system is also incredibly slow to load/respond, is not intuitive and seems to have become harder to use than previous versions. This is especially annoying when you want to access multiple items and need to log in each time!

Stop trialling new onesearch or give us the option of using the old one

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Did no one actually test the new onesearch out before forcing it onto the entire student body? You can't even backspace a search in the new onesearch without going back 5 pages. It's near impossible to highlight text you just put into the searchbar, the cursor just goes between characters without highlighting anything. The lag is unbelievable. Don't know what could have made it seem like a good idea to be first in the world to trial a new system.. At least give the option to use the old system as well as this new one, because the new one is useless.

Take more steps to improve OneSearch

Hi there.

I understand a lot of people here are demanding the old library catalogue be returned, which can't happen because you're on a new library system. However, I do think OneSearch results need to be ordered more appropriately.

I understand I can limit down the search in advanced, but for most searches I shouldn't need to. Take a look at this for example. Jump onto OneSearch and type in "financial accounting" without quotes. Keep the tab open.