Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022     Views: 50

The Classic StarPlus user interface (UI) was discontinued on Sunday 2 January 2022.

From this date connections into the classic UI automatically redirect to the new UI.

This decision to discontinue Classic StarPlus was not take locally, it is happening because support for the classic user interface has been withdrawn by the system supplier, Ex Libris, who made the following statement:

The new Primo UI delivers a more enhanced, user-friendly research experience, easier customizations, and a more secure interface than the old interface. In addition, it includes ongoing updates and a rich roadmap. 

Usage of the classic UI was very low and we believe it will not have a high impact on our users.

As part of the Ex Libris security standard, we continually upgrade and maintain security patches within Ex Libris products. Starting in 2022, we will no longer update classic UI third-party components.

If you have any questions please email library@sheffield.ac.uk or contact us on Live Chat during staffed hours.