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Fall Semester Speedup

Performance enhancements added to website

The library website has received a major speed increase thanks to an enhanced caching system.  Most pages should return roughly 10x faster now, a wonderful improvement to site performance and stability under load.

Other changes for the Fall semester include:

  • Campus Links in the UMass bar at the top (consistent with campus-wide practices)
  • More intuitive searching and browsing of databases by subject and format
  • Simplified navigation menu; only one layer of dropdown for each main section
  • Search options specific for 5 College Catalog for searching from the homepage; you can now limit your search to specific fields including Title, Author, Subject and Call Number.
  • Better error handling around "open now" labels for library hours