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WorldCat Discovery account roles

See the available WorldCat Discovery account roles for individual WorldShare accounts.

 

WorldShare Admin

For information about creating roles and managing accounts, see WorldShare Admin, User management.

To view all available WorldShare roles, see WorldShare Admin, Roles.

Roles

  • WorldCat Discovery Admin
  • WorldCat Discovery Staff

Discovery roles and descriptions

Authorization level Description
Everyone Selected by default. Leave "Everyone" checked.
WorldCat Discovery Admin Choose this privilege for staff that needs to be able to administer staff accounts. The user will be able to create, modify and disable accounts.
WorldCat Discovery Staff Choose this privilege for staff that does not need to manage staff accounts.

Discovery role comparison

Action Roles
WorldCat Discovery Admin WorldCat Discovery Staff
Assign roles to other users. Create a user that automatically has the Everyone role assigned. x  
Create users, regardless of module (Circ, Acq, etc.) x  
Delete users. x  
Enables additional facets and bibliographic data for staff. x x
Enables MARC view for staff if the institution subscribes to OCLC cataloging or CatExpress. x x
Enables staff to search the Library Holdings index. x x
Perform all operations, including assigning roles to users. x  
Read information about self via WorldCat Discovery. x  
Read information about users, regardless of module (Circ, Acq, etc.) x  
Retrieve and view users. x  
The security context contains all the information about a given user (especially what actions they can perform). This permission allows the user to perform actions on behalf of another user (patron). x  
Update information about other users, regardless of module (Circ, Acq, etc.) x  
Update information about self via WorldCat Discovery. x  
Update institution configuration information relating to authentication and authorization. x  
Use the Forgot Password feature to get a new password. x  
View information about a user’s accounts. In some circumstances this may include identifying information about accounts external to OCLC (e.g. where OCLC receives periodic patron updates from an external system, or where authentication is managed by an external system). x  
View My Library and export data. x x

 

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