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Why do I see a different list of libraries attached to a WorldCat record when I am in the library than when I search WorldCat.org from my home or office?

Applies to
  • WorldCat.org
Answer

When you search WorldCat.org from within a library that has subscribed to public access to the WorldCat database, the IP address of the computer you use will authenticate you to see the list of all libraries with holdings attached to the record you are viewing, regardless of their subscription status. When you access WorldCat.org from outside a subscribing library, your IP address is not recognized, so you will only see the list of subscribing libraries that hold the item.

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