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WorldCat Discovery release notes, March 2020

 

Release Date: March 25, 2020

Introduction

This release of WorldCat Discovery provides three new features and enhancements in addition to bug fixes. These features will help you manage more complex workflows, including:

  • Improved integration of Print DDA workflows
  • Design updates to the Shelf Browse accordion for WMS users
  • Correct display of cover art for manuscript subformats

Many of these enhancements are a direct result of your feedback.


New features and enhancements

Intuitive display of Print DDA fulfillment options

To help libraries support their Print Demand Driven Acquisition workflows, we will now allow custom text from local holding records to display on the primary fulfillment button on brief results, course reserves, and item detail pages in WorldCat Discovery. The following pieces of metadata must be present in order for the text to inform the fulfillment button as well as a link on the item details page.

  • An 856 field> subfield u that contains a URL in a WorldCat Local Holding Record
  • An 856 field> subfield x non-public note of <dda>. This is not required to be case sensitive
  • A subfield y with link text up to 25 characters.

The links will inform the fulfillment button on brief and item details only when no knowledgebase links are present. The language of the display button will reflect the text entered in the Local Holding Record.

Brief search results print DDA display:

briefsearchresultsprintdda.png

Item details print DDA display:

itemdetailprintdda.png

If interested in creating a Print DDA workflow users should consider the following:

  • Contact your vendor to inquire about Print DDA collections.
  • Ask if your vendor works with OCLC to send Local Holding Records for ongoing LHR data sync collections in lieu of creating Local Holding Records (LHRs) manually.
  • Once Print DDA is purchased identify how you will handle updating the LHR from Print DDA to a regular circulating item.

Small design updates to order of shelf browse metadata 

We have updated the design to shelf browse for WMS institutions to provide a more intuitive order to the metadata. When a user views the shelf browse accordion, they will see the following metadata displayed in this particular order:

  • Record Cover Art 
  • Title 
  • Author(s) 
  • Format Icon 
  • Format Text 
  • Publication Year 
  • Call Number (without the label of “Call Number”) 
  • Availability Statement (with Stack Map link if applicable)
  • eLink button display

Example of shelf browse updates on the item detail page:

shelfbrowse.png

Service configuration updates to support future Authority Expansion functionality

In the March 2020 WorldCat Discovery release all users will see a new accordion and settings displayed in worldcat.org/config>WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local>Search Settings>Search Expansion. These settings will be greyed out and unable to be activated until the next WorldCat Discovery release. We are including these settings in this release to support upcoming functionality to allow librarians to enable options for their users to improve search results by expanding topical searches using authority file subject headings as well as help bilingual users discover materials in two preferred languages.

searchexpansionsettings.png

Bug fixes

Default images for manuscript cover art displays correctly

Default images that display as cover art will now properly display for all manuscript format types. Prior to this release some manuscript subformats only listed the text title of the manuscript rather than the default cover art when no cover art image was available.

The default cover art images will now display correctly for the following subformat types when no thumbnail or default cover art image is available.

Format Subformat Default Image
Book Manuscript bookmansucript.png
Article Manuscript articlemanuscript.png
Map Manuscript map manuscriptmap.png
Musical score Manuscript musical score Manuscriptmusicalscore.png

New content

This is a list of new databases added to WorldCat Discovery 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 ASME
ASME Digital Collection - ASME’s authoritative, online reference of current and archival literature.
From Brill
Brill’s Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online - A comprehensive overview of worldwide Pentecostalism from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
From CSIRO
CSIRO Books – CSIRO Publishing facilitates communication between scientists and the wider community to grow awareness of the role of science in addressing areas of national and international importance. The publishing services provided enhance the quality of research through managing rigorous peer review processes.

Available in WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local

 
From Gale
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I – This collection enables students, educators, and researchers to thoroughly explore and make new connections in subjects such as LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II - This collection enables students, educators, and researchers to thoroughly explore and make new connections in subjects such as LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century – Broadens the scope from a specific focus on LGBTQ history and culture to the study of sex and sexuality.

Kids InfoBits - Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

The Making of the Modern World, Part III - A digitised collection covering the 20th century, going beyond the study of economic thought around events that have shaped the modern world.

Important links

Support website(s)

Support information for this product and related products can be found at:

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