Gould Library (along with St. Olaf Libraries, through our Bridge Consortium) has chosen not to continue using the MetaLib search product (locally called Gould Digger), effective December 10, 2010. As our annual license comes to an end, we have chosen not to renew. Links to Gould Digger have already been removed from the Library web site.
Why did we get rid of it? Mainly because it is just not the tool our users needed it to be. Though we know that Gould Digger had its fans, we think our users would appreciate and have more use for a different kind of tool that can search all of the resources available to them through the library: books, journals, newspapers, digital images, data, archival collections, and media. There is a team currently at work investigating such tools and they are expected to deliver a recommendation in the coming months.
If you would like information on how you can search multiple article databases using other tools already available, please contact a reference librarian.