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WorldCat Discovery release notes, December 2017

Release Date: December 12, 2017

Features released to WorldCat Discovery on December 12 were temporarily removed to address your concerns about adjustments to the availability display. The non-availability-related features were reintroduced in the January 25 release, and additional collaboration and user testing will take place on the availability workflows and display enhancements.


The following release notes are for the December 12, 2017 release of WorldCat Discovery.

WorldCat Discovery December release highlights

Recommended actions

  • Provide new vendors with the current OCLC OpenURL base URL

Include Request ID with problem reports

When reporting an issue with WorldCat Discovery, it is extremely helpful to include the Request ID. The Request ID is found at the bottom of the screen on which the issue occurred. Including this information allows us to directly trace what happened on the request we are troubleshooting.

Request ID

New features and enhancements

Version 1 of the OCLC OpenURL resolver retired

Version 1 of the OCLC OpenURL resolver is no longer available. If you have a vendor that still has the OCLC OpenURL Version 1 base URL <>, please provide them with the current OCLC OpenURL base URL <>.

The current version has been updated to "https" from "http". No action is needed for the current URL if you have provided your vendors the http version as links will redirect automatically. However, we recommend that you provide https links to your vendors rather than links that begin with http.

New content

This is a list of new databases added to WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Local and since our last update. You can enable these databases as search options in the Licensed Content and Databases module of the OCLC Service Configuration site. Please remember that your library must have a valid subscription to these databases to enable them.

The complete list of databases is available at

Available in WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Local and

AccessBiomedical Science from McGraw-Hill Education

An online resource for students, faculty and researchers at the Master or PhD level in Biomedical Science fields outside the usual medical track. Updated regularly, this specialized content covers the essential topics ranging from public health and pharmacology, to biomedical engineering, toxicology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and more for reference, research, and review.

Available in WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local

East India Company Records from Adam Matthew Digital

This digital resource allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library. The single most important archive for the study of the East India Company.

World's Fairs from Adam Matthew Digital

Explore two centuries of innovation, entertainment and international relations through the rich history of the world's fairs.

Important links

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