Review the most recent updates and bug fixes for WorldCat.org.
The following is a list of recent updates and bug fixes.
|Error message when paginating
|Some users have reported an error page when paginating through to the end of a large search result set. This occurs when the user reaches the end of their viewable result set.
|Ability to share lists via QR code
|Users who have created lists can now generate or download a QR code for easy sharing of lists they have created.
|Library page>New at the library
|Ability to view library created lists
|On a library's page, users will be able to view lists that a library has created.
|Cannot visually differentiate between some characters with current font.
|Improve website font accessibility to disambiguate i, l, 1 as well as 0 and O.
|Item details>Purchase Options
|Add Bookshop.org as a purchase option partner
|New purchase option vendor, Bookshop.org, allows users to select a local bookstore to support through their purchase of an ebook or print item
|Item details>Item recommendations
|Prevent similar items from being suggested
|To ensure a better variety of recommendations, this feature will no longer suggest titles that match the original item, or titles by same author.
|Library Page>New at the library
|New items are not limited correctly
|Counts for new items at the library exceed the intended limit of first 500 items.
|Library Page>Go to Library Catalog
|Go to library catalog not connected for URLs containing & symbol
|Ampersand was not encoded properly. Adjusting encoding resolved issue.
|Search results > Saved Search
|Ability to save complex search queries
|Users can save complex searches to their profile to ease workflows and aid future searches.
|Lists created by libraries enhanced to allow connection back to library page
|When a library creates a list in their institution account, the user name displayed on the list will link to their OCLC library page.
|Ability to ask for item recommendations
|When logged into their account users can ask for up to four item recommendations for a book or ebook.
|Ability to print item record
|Improved print formatting of item details when users print from their web browsers
|Some user lists no longer display items
|Some users have reported missing lists. This is a result of item metadata and a bug in the interface error handling
|Item details > Cite a record
|RIS citations available on item details and lists
|When users are on an item record or list, they can now export a citation in RIS format for use in citation management tools. Note: Lists with more than 25 records will require users to authenticate before exporting to RIS
|Item details > Find a copy in library
|Improved display of featured library holdings
|Users will see a reduction in white space in the Find a Copy at a library section, so they can more easily see library holdings
|Search results and item details
|Enable IIIF viewer on qualifying images
|Users can now expand some images to zoom, rotate, and explore details from search results and item details
|Search results > Facets > Publication year
|Improved accessibility on text fields
|Updated aria labels to help screen readers explain how to navigate the Publication year facet
|Item details >Share record
|Sharing WorldCat.org URLs on social media platforms does not format images and synopsis properly
|Shared WorldCat.org links on social platforms will now display in a card optimized layout. Title, author, and synopsis will display when present