Wisconsin’s implementation of Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit platform is migrating to a new version from September 27th to 30th. Access to WISCAT and BadgerLink resources will be unavailable from 7pm on Friday the 27th to 7am on Monday the 30th. All library-specific WISCAT URLs and authenticated BadgerLink resource links will be updated with new URLs as part of this migration. Auto-Graphics will provide a redirect of the previous URLs for up to 6 months. The programs’ main website URLs, www.wiscat.net and www.badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov, will not change.
Any library or school that places direct links to BadgerLink resources on a website, within a proxy, or another SSO application such as OpenAthens, will need to edit the URLs no later than late March 2020 in order to continue providing users access outside of the BadgerLink website. The new BadgerLink resource URLs are listed in the BadgerLink Resource URLs spreadsheet in column F.
For reference, the current BadgerLink authenticated URL structure is as follows:
The new BadgerLink URL structure will be formatted as:
The current WISCAT library-specific URL structure is as follows, where XXXX = your library’s WISCAT code:
The new WISCAT library-specific URLs will be formatted as:
This upgrade will not affect functionality of any BadgerLink resources other than the outage from 9/27-9/30. However, the WISCAT platform, which is also used for Super Search, will see more modern styling. Significant changes will occur in the WISCAT interface -- full WISCAT Version 6 release notes are available in the Documentation link when logged into WISCAT staff accounts.
To stay up to date with BadgerLink changes subscribe to the Badger Bulletin. Library staff who work with the WISCAT platform should join the WISCAT/ILL listserv by sending a blank email to email@example.com. For additional help, contact BadgerLink or WISCAT staff.