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WorldCat Discovery release notes, August 2019

Release Date: August 14, 2019

Introduction

The August WorldCat Discovery release ensures all supported languages have a consistent experience in WorldCat Discovery. The release also includes small changes to Course Reserves and patron accounts.

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

Bug Fixes

Local Bibliographic Data notes display in detailed views for all supported languages 

When metadata in languages such as Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, and others is entered into local bibliographic data fields that display in WorldCat Discovery, this metadata now displays to users. Prior to this release, metadata from these languages displayed only if it was linked to a field that contained Latin text. To see more information on the display of local bibliographic data fields in WorldCat Discovery please see this documentation.

Family names display first in 1xx and 7xx fields for all supported languages

In some cases when there is a name in languages like Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc. in the 1xx or 7xx without a linked Latin counterpart, WorldCat Discovery will now display the author family name first as it is entered in the1xx or 7xx field of the MARC record.

Custom Database groups correctly display text for all supported languages 

In the Service Config > Metasearch Content > Default Databases and Licensed Content, you can now create custom database groups with characters from all supported languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean. Prior to this release the custom group names displayed as question marks from some characters. 

Course Reserves lists display in alpha order 

Users looking for items in their institution’s Course Reserves will now be able to quickly locate items in an alphabetized list rather than searching the entire list. Items added to courses will be sorted alphanumerically within each course. 

Correct status description appears in My Library Account 

When items are checked out, the correct status description will display. Prior to this release, some users saw incorrect descriptions. For example, the description “Item is due tomorrow” would display for items due the same day.

New content

This is a list of new databases added to WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org 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 in order to enable them.

Available in WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat.org

From Alexander Street

Academic Video Online: Eastern Edition- A collection of videos spanning wide subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

African Diaspora, 1860-Present (Text)- This collection includes government documents, court documents, and organizational papers from the national archives in the United Kingdom and the United States that relate to the experiences of African Americans and West Indians as they migrated to the Panama Canal and developed communities as workers on the Canal.

African Diaspora, 1860-Present (Video) – All Titles- A global black studies collection that focuses on the migrations, communities, and ideologies of people of African descent.

African Diaspora, 1860-Present (Video) – Outside North America- A global black studies collection that focuses on the migrations, communities, and ideologies of people of African descent

Behavioral and Mental Health Online (Text)- Books covering topics including counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health. Content includes psychotherapy transcripts, client narratives and reference works.

Behavioral and Mental Health Online (Video) – All Titles- Video content covering topics including counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health along with clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, and compelling documentaries on the human condition.

Behavioral and Mental Health Online (Video) - Canada- Video content covering topics including counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health along with clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, and compelling documentaries on the human condition.

Behavioral and Mental Health Online (Video) - China- Video content covering topics including counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health along with clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, and compelling documentaries on the human condition.

Behavioral and Mental Health Online (Video) – Outside North America- Video content covering topics including counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health along with clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, and compelling documentaries on the human condition.

Behavioral and Mental Health Online (Video) – United States- Video content covering topics including counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health along with clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, and compelling documentaries on the human condition.

DER Essential- Contains classic and contemporary ethnographic films for the study of anthropology

DER Expanded- Contains additional films to support advanced anthropology study, including a curated selection of films released in the last five years.

DER New Releases- Contains new releases in the field of anthropology.

DER Premium- Contains the full portfolios of the great visual anthropologists such as John Marshall, Robert Gardner, Timothy Asch, and Napoleon Chagnon, as well as new DER anthropology titles.

DER Screening Room- Contains the series hosted by Robert Gardner which was a platform for independent filmmakers to present their films, concepts, and processes to a wider, mainstream audience. Airing between 1973 and 1980, the series became foundational to cinema and film studies, the visual arts, and anthropology.

Ethnographic Video Online Teaching Edition (Text)- A curriculum-aligned collection of textual materials curated to support the teaching of introductory anthropology courses.

Ethnographic Video Online, Teaching Edition (Video)- A curriculum-aligned collection of videos and segments curated to support the teaching of introductory anthropology courses.

Music Online: Contemporary World Music – Outside North America- Contains genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

North American Women’s Drama: Second Edition- Contains full text of plays written from Colonial times to the present by more than 100 women from the United States and Canada. Many works are rare, hard to find, out of print, or previously unpublished.

Security Issues Online (Text)- Books covering topics including international issues such as terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, cybersecurity, ethnic conflicts and resolution, nuclear threats, epidemics, biological weapons, and transnational organized crime. Includes government documents and essays.

Security Issues Online (Video) – All Titles- Video documentaries and news footage covering topics including international issues such as terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, cybersecurity, ethnic conflicts and resolution, nuclear threats, epidemics, biological weapons, and transnational organized crime.

Security Issues Online (Video) - Australia- Video documentaries and news footage covering topics including international issues such as terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, cybersecurity, ethnic conflicts and resolution, nuclear threats, epidemics, biological weapons, and transnational organized crime.

Security Issues Online (Video) – Outside North America- Video documentaries and news footage covering topics including international issues such as terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, cybersecurity, ethnic conflicts and resolution, nuclear threats, epidemics, biological weapons, and transnational organized crime.

Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1860-1974 (Video)- The database of videos documents the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America

Sony Pictures Classics Complete Collection-World cinema titles with a strong emphasis on documentary films.

Sony Pictures Classics Essential Collection- World cinema titles with a strong emphasis on documentary films.

Sony Pictures Classics Premium Collection-World cinema titles with a strong emphasis on documentary films.

The BBC Horizon Collection- Television programs revealing the science behind topics such as astronomy, physics, math, the environment, disease, and more.

The CNN Video Collection- CNN specials and feature programming on business, economics, technology, environmental studies, health, women's studies, and human rights.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume 4: Eastern Religions – All Titles- Presents the evolution of eastern religions (including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism) through the seminal works of major religious thinkers.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought (with The Digital Karl Barth Library)– Collection of religious texts and Karl Barth’s major works. 

World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966- Full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century.

From Brill

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Jainism Online– Brill’s Encyclopedia of Jainism will make available critical research on all the main aspects of the Jain traditions in essays written by the world’s most foremost scholars on Jainism.

Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Indigenous People of South East Asia Online– Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South East Asia Online strives to reflect the diversity of indigenous cultures of South Asia with its many groups and religious traditions. 

History of Global Christianity– History of Global Christianity deals with the history of Christianity and its global development over the past five centuries. 

From FrancoAngeli

FrancoAngeli Journals– Peer reviewed journals in the areas of economics, management, psychology, sociology, regional studies, politics, law, educational studies, history and philosophy. 

Available in WorldCat Discovery

From Adam Matthew Digital

American Indian Newspapers– Presents the publications of a range of communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and British Columbia, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, and Oklahoma, from 1828-2016.

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