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SearchUp is Coming! JUNE 2020

USC Upstate community, meet your powerful new research assistant.


The USC Upstate Library is transitioning to a new combined library catalog and article searching tool in June 2020. 


What does this mean for faculty and students?

  • You will be able to search everything--books, journals, articles, and more--all from one single search box (advanced search filtering available).
  • ‚ÄčIt will be easier to find the resources you need, including materials from academic libraries around the state.
  • Our database A to Z list will still be a standalone search option.


Why are we doing this?

  • Most importantly, this project is an opportunity to provide better service to you.
  • The migration is a project of the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL), and is supported by lottery funds.
  • A single, shared system presents substantial cost-saving and unmatched opportunities for collaboration among PASCAL institutions.
  • Greatly improved functionality for Library staff--the software we have been using has not been actively developed in more than a decade.


More Information

The Upstate Library will be utilizing Alma/Primo VE, a product of Ex Libris (a ProQuest Company).

Alma is the back-end product, while the front-facing discovery system is known as Primo VE.

Our instance of Primo VE is branded as SearchUp.

More about the project from PASCAL

Vendor press release

Partial list of other academic institutions with Alma/Primo


Technical questions about SearchUp?

Email Kevin Shehan or Mark Smith

Faculty with questions about how SearchUp will impact you?

Email your Library Liaison with any questions

For general questions about SearchUp, please try our 24/7 online chat: