Add a proxy and a prompt for patrons' remote access options to subscription resources and ILL

Sign in to OCLC Service Configuration, navigate to My WorldCat.org > User Interface Options > Custom Links.

Use Custom link 3 to configure the remote access login custom link.

  • Link type: Select remote access login
  • URL: Enter your library's proxy URL. Use this format if your library uses EZproxy: http://exproxy.oclc.org/login?url=
    You might need to check Append current URL to the end of this link
  • Display text: Create a custom text label of your choice

When a resource is selected that requires remote authentication, patrons will see a box that says Authentication Required and includes a link to sign in.

See Custom links for more information.

Add links to open access content

  1. Sign in to OCLC Service Configuration.
  2. Navigate to My WorldCat.org > Full Text and Open Access Links.
  3. Read the documentation on Full Text and Open Access Links.
    • Select Links from Master WorldCat records 856 and 956 to open access content / free content
  4. See the Collection Manager documentation to Add open access content.
    • Select Links from the WorldCat knowledge base to full text content.

Note: You must have at least one collection represented in the knowledge base within WorldShare Collection manager to select the option Links from the WorldCat knowledge base to full text content.

Add links to a non-OCLC OpenURL resolver button

OCLC's link resolver references your WorldCat knowledge base (access via WorldShare Collection Manager, Metadata tab). If you have configured your knowledge base, you do not need to configure this module. Sign in to OCLC Service Configuration, navigate to My WorldCat.org > Full Text OpenURL Resolvers (outgoing requests).

Add a WorldCat Discovery search box to your library web pages