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WorldCat Discovery release notes, March 2019

 Date: March 20, 2019

Introduction

The March 2019 release features a follow up to last month’s Service Configuration updates as well as improvements to the WorldCat Discovery interface that streamline the look and feel of search results detailed views. These changes will bring focus and continuity to the content of search results. Updates were a result of user feedback and gathered from the WorldCat Discovery Community Center.

As always, WorldCat Discovery continues to correct small issues as they are found, and in this release users will see fixes for missing eLinks on Course Reserves, IIIF images displaying in WorldCat Discovery, and more.

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

View service configuration updates to the Full Text OpenURL Resolvers (outgoing requests) module in real time

Last month we reduced the amount of time librarians spent waiting for Service Configuration settings changes to display in the WorldCat Discovery interface. This change did not affect the Full Text Open URL Resolvers (outgoing requests) module. In this release users will also see changes made in this module apply in real time to their WorldCat Discovery interface. Immediate viewing of changes made in Service Configuration for WorldCat Discovery will now be available in the following modules:

  •     WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local
    • User Interface Options
    • Relevancy and Scoping
    • Full Text OpenURL Resolvers (outgoing requests)
    • Place Hold/Request Buttons
    • OPAC Statuses, Locations and Circulation Policies
    • Holding Codes & Shelving Location Message
    • Local and Enhanced Content
    • Full Text and Open Access Links
    • ILS Support and Maintenance
    • Google Analytics (WorldCat Discovery only)
    • A – Z List and OCLC Link Resolver
    • Search Box Generator
  • Metasearch Content
    • Default Databases and Licensed Content

User interface updates

Several interface updates demonstrate OCLC’s ongoing commitment to improvements that provide a better search experience for WorldCat Discovery users. Better alignment of selected filters, more informative text, and modernized default book icons will help users focus on information in search results rather than on their display.  

Improved alignment of selected filters, text, and institution hover colors

When users select facets and filters to narrow their search, the text will now center on the “X” displayed within the Selected filters section. Users will also see their institution’s hover text display on these filters.

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New default cover art image for books

Users will now see a new image displayed for books when a cover art is unavailable. This image will display in brief results, detailed pages, and in Course Reserves in the WorldCat Discovery interface

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Improved description of Editions & Formats accordion on detailed WorldCat Discovery views

In December, most accordions in WorldCat Discovery were enhanced to indicate to users that more information was located within these sections. In this release we have updated Editions & Formats text to reflect the call-to-action language present on other accordions. Text on the Editions & Formats accordion will now display as “Explore Editions & Formats” in detailed views of WorldCat Discovery.

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Links from brief search results will match updated language of Editions & Formats accordion on detailed views

To help users understand the relationship between the content on brief results and detailed views of search results, we have updated the language of the Editions & Formats link to reflect the text on the detailed view Editions & Formats accordion. The brief result link will change from “View all editions & formats” to “Explore all editions & formats."

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Bug fixes

IIIF images using URLs that contain https will now display in WorldCat Discovery

When hosted CONTENTdm images use a secured URL starting with https, WorldCat Discovery will now display the image within the IIIF viewer.

Automatically update databases for saved searches when a database is no longer available to an institution

Saved searches WorldCat Discovery will automatically search only databases that are currently available to an institution. Previously, when saved searches attempted to search a database that was no longer enabled, users would encounter an error message.

Expert searches using Boolean operators in non-English languages display correctly

When using Boolean operators in a search and selecting a non-English language from the WorldCat Discovery interface, users will no longer see the “+” symbol display in addition to the Boolean operators in the search box.

Date of meeting or treaty signing title metadata will now display in WorldCat Discovery

Users searching WorldCat Discovery will now see MARC field 111 for Main entry—Meeting Name, subfield d for Date of meeting or treaty signing appear in brief results, detailed views, and course reserves as part of item title metadata when present in the bibliographic record.

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Known Issues

IIIF images using URLs that contain http are not displaying in WorldCat Discovery

When hosted CONTENTdm images use an unsecured URL starting with http, WorldCat Discovery is not displaying the image within the IIIF viewer. A fix is planned for this functionality later this spring.

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, WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org

From Alexander Street

Academic Video Online: Premium – All Titles Contains video titles spanning wide subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

Academic Video Online: Premium - Australia Contains video titles spanning wide subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

Academic Video Online: Premium - Canada Contains video titles spanning wide subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

Academic Video Online: Premium - Japan Contains video titles spanning wide subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

Academic Video Online: Premium – Outside North America Contains video titles spanning wide subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

Academic Video Online: Premium – United States Contains video titles spanning wide subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

American Film Scripts Online Contains scripts and accurate, authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays.

American History in Video - All Titles Contains contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s including newsreels and documentaries.

American History in Video - Australia Contains contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s including newsreels and documentaries.

American History in Video - Canada Contains contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s including newsreels and documentaries.

American History in Video - China Contains contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s including newsreels and documentaries.

American History in Video – Outside North America Contains contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s including newsreels and documentaries

American History in Video – United States Contains contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s including newsreels and documentaries.

Asian American Drama An online text collection containing plays along with related biographical, productions, and theatrical information.

Black Drama: First Edition Contains plays written from the mid-1800s to the present day by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

Black Drama: Second Edition Contains plays written from the mid-1800s to the present day by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

Black Drama: Third Edition Contains plays written from the mid-1800s to the present day by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

Black Thought and Culture Contains non-fiction writings by major American black leaders – teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures – covering 250 years of history.

Counseling and Therapy in Video, Classic Provides a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume 1 Provides a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume 2 Provides a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume 3 Illustrates the theoretical models of counseling and psychotherapy as developed by "giants" in the field and emphasizes the evolution of the field by expanding into emerging areas such as social media, veterans, cyberbullying, mindfulness, and neuroscience.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume 4, Text Focuses on prevalent issues in counseling, such as the rise in cases involving underserved populations, racial trauma victims, and veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as the compassion fatigue experienced by counselors themselves.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume 5 Content geared towards counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, and other behavioral healthcare courses.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume IV – All Titles Focuses on prevalent issues in counseling, such as the rise in cases involving underserved populations, racial trauma victims, and veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as the compassion fatigue experienced by counselors themselves.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume IV - Australia Focuses on prevalent issues in counseling, such as the rise in cases involving underserved populations, racial trauma victims, and veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as the compassion fatigue experienced by counselors themselves.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume IV - Canada Focuses on prevalent issues in counseling, such as the rise in cases involving underserved populations, racial trauma victims, and veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as the compassion fatigue experienced by counselors themselves.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume IV - Outside North America Focuses on prevalent issues in counseling, such as the rise in cases involving underserved populations, racial trauma victims, and veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as the compassion fatigue experienced by counselors themselves.

Counseling and Therapy in  Video: Volume IV – United StatesFocuses on prevalent issues in counseling, such as the rise in cases involving underserved populations, racial trauma victims, and veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as the compassion fatigue experienced by counselors themselves.

Current Affairs in Video – All Titles Features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day.

Current Affairs in Video - Australia Features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day.

Current Affairs in Video - Canada Features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day.

Current Affairs in Video – Outside North America Features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day.

Current Affairs in Video – United States Features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day.

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume 1 Films featuring many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide.

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume 2 – All Titles Films featuring many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide.

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume 2 - Australia Films featuring many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide.

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume 2 - Canada Films featuring many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide.

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume 2 – Outside North America Films featuring many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide.

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume 2 – United States  Films featuring many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide.

Early Encounters in North America Contains letters, diaries, memoirs, and accounts of early encounters between various people.

Education in Video, Volume 1 – North America Contains many of the teaching videos most frequently used in university-level education programs.

Education in Video, Volume 1 – Outside North America Contains many of the teaching videos most frequently used in university-level education programs.

Education in Video, Volume 2 - Australia Includes video covering contemporary subjects and emerging teaching approaches.

Education in Video, Volume 2 - Canada Includes video covering contemporary subjects and emerging teaching approaches.

Education in Video, Volume 2 – Outside North America Includes video covering contemporary subjects and emerging teaching approaches.

Education in Video, Volume 2 – United States Includes video covering contemporary subjects and emerging teaching approaches.

Engineering Case Studies Online (text) Textual works focusing on in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures.

Engineering Case Studies Online (video) – All Titles Videos focusing on in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures.

Engineering Case Studies Online (video) - Australia Videos focusing on in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures.

Engineering Case Studies Online (video) - Canada Videos focusing on in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures.

Engineering Case Studies Online (video) - China Videos focusing on in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures.

Engineering Case Studies Online (video) – Outside North America Videos focusing on in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures.

Engineering Case Studies Online (video) – United States Videos focusing on in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 – All Titles Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 - Australia Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 - Canada Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 - China Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 - Malaysia Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 – Middle East Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 – Outside North America Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 – United States Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) – All Titles Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) - Australia Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015 - Canada Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) – Outside North America Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) – United States Contains classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 – All Titles Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 - Australia Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 - Canada Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 – Outside North America Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 – United States Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) – All Titles Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) - Australia Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) - Canada Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) – Outside North America Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 (Purchasers/Subscribers Post Sept. 2015) – United States Contains more classical and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries, and shorts from every continent.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 3 – All Titles Contains documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by and for indigenous people and communities.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 3 - Australia Contains documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by and for indigenous people and communities.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 3 - Canada Contains documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by and for indigenous people and communities.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 3 - China Contains documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by and for indigenous people and communities.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 3 – Outside North America Contains documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by and for indigenous people and communities.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 3 – United States Contains documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by and for indigenous people and communities.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 4 – All Titles Contains award-winning titles from contemporary ethnographic film festivals and videos from institutional repositories of student and faculty field recordings and edited films.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 4 - Australia Contains award-winning titles from contemporary ethnographic film festivals and videos from institutional repositories of student and faculty field recordings and edited films.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 4 - Canada Contains award-winning titles from contemporary ethnographic film festivals and videos from institutional repositories of student and faculty field recordings and edited films.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 4 – Outside North America Contains award-winning titles from contemporary ethnographic film festivals and videos from institutional repositories of student and faculty field recordings and edited films.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 4 – United States Contains award-winning titles from contemporary ethnographic film festivals and videos from institutional repositories of student and faculty field recordings and edited films.

Music Online: Classical Music Reference Library Reference materials spanning the entire history of Western classical music.

Music Online: Opera in Video – All Titles A collection of opera performances captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.

North American Indian Thought and Culture A collection of autobiographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files.

North American Theatre Online A collection of materials covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theater, including reference materials, plays, and records of people, theaters, productions, and production companies.

Social Theory: First  Edition (Pre-April 2014 Purchasers Only) A collection of textual works and journal articles by major social thinkers and lesser known figures.

Social Theory: Second Edition A collection of more textual works and journal articles by major social thinkers and lesser known figures.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video Videos about fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, and more.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video, Volume 2 More videos about fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, and similar topics.

Twentieth Century North American Drama (Pre-October 2012 Purchasers Only) A collection of plays together with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

Twentieth Century North American Drama: Second Edition A collection of plays published throughout the English-speaking world, covering the history of modern drama from the 1890s to the present day.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume 2 A collection of adult comic books and graphic novels, as well as interviews, criticism, and journal articles.

World History in Video – All Titles A collection of critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

World History in Video - Australia A collection of critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

World History in Video - Canada A collection of critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

World History in Video – Outside North America A collection of critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

World History in Video – United States A collection of critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

From JSTOR

JSTOR Lives of Literature Collection - JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Available in WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local

From Adam Matthew Digital

Gender: Social Identity and Change - This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women’s suffrage; the feminist movement; the men’s movement, the workplace; education; the body; conduct and politeness; and domesticity and the family from a gendered perspective.

Literary Print Culture - The Stationers’ Company Archives, London. Explore the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century.

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