The beta version of the new online catalog is now available at http://catalog.olemiss.edu . If you have any concerns or notice any issues contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following are some of the features we would like to highlight.
- We have two catalogs in an academic year, Fall and Spring. While the catalog defaults to the current catalog, you can view a different catalog (Fall 2013-14, for instance) by going to the sidebar on the right side of the page and choosing “Select a different catalog”. Having two catalogs per year eliminates duplication and confusion regarding which requirements are current.
- The new design follows the pattern set by the recently launched Ole Miss website, and includes the ability to navigate laterally rather than by scrolling down the page. It also leverages Responsive Web Design (RWD)—an important improvement as our users are increasingly accessing our sites using mobile devices.
- The content is presented in smaller, more accessible “chunks”. There are more sub-navigation points across the top of the page, eliminating the need to scroll and search through one, long page to find what you’re looking for.
We will continue to enhance the online catalog. Specifically, degree audit rules associated programs of study, listing of faculty and staff achievement awards and indicating the courses that have special course fees. We’ll also be enhancing the search function within the catalog, it is currently limited to course name, code, and department, but we will add course descriptions as well as programs of study, minors, etc., and an A-Z index.