Release Date: August 17, 2021
This special release of WorldCat Discovery addresses recent issues with the modernized interface, including:
- Highlighted Search Terms will now be read when using a screen reader
- Full Text Resolver will now display on the fulfillment panel
- Resolves the Search failure for Full Text Index
Many of these enhancements are the direct result of your feedback.
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Highlighted Search Terms will now be read when using a screen reader
We have resolved the error when turning on NVDA to assist with screen reading for highlighted terms. Previously, NVDA would pause and skip the highlighted term. This issue was reported by multiple institutions. With this release, NVDA will now be successful in reading the screen, including any highlighted terms.
OpenURL will now display on the fulfillment panel
Prior to this release, some institutions reported their OpenURL was not displaying in the modernized interface. With this release, the OpenURL will now display in either the Access Options panel or the item details depending on an institution’s configuration.
Resolves the Search failure for Full Text Index
We have resolved an issue where searches were failing when the search behavior was set to ‘Search keyword + full text index’. After this release, when a search is run in the modernized interface for an institution with full text option enabled, the search will not fail. Search results will now correctly display including searches that contain items with full text snippets.
AFTER AUGUST RELEASE
Our default recommendation is ‘Search keyword index’. The section is found under WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local > User Interface Options > General Display Settings as shown below: