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WorldCat Discovery Release Notes, April 2022

Release Date: May 3, 2022


The following release notes are for the May 3, 2022 release of WorldCat Discovery. This release addresses recent issues including:

  •     “Place Hold” action now displays on variant records
  •     OPAC status grid now displays in Italian language
  •     Resolved the issue with incorrect display of Cover art
  •     Selecting “Saved Items” in mobile now resolves appropriately to the Saved items page
  •     Search box generator honors Libraries Worldwide scope setting


Bug fixes

"Place Hold" action now displays on variant records

Previously the "Place Hold action on variant records did display as the configured level 2 fulfillment option, creating an inconsistent experience for users. After this release, users will see all configured fulfillment options on variant records.

OPAC status grid now displays in Italian language

Previously when logged into the OCLC Service Configuration with the selected language Italian, the OPAC status grid would not appear. After this release, the OPAC status grid will display when viewing the interface in the Italian language.

Resolved the issue with incorrect display of Cover art

We have resolved an issue where the incorrect cover art was being displayed in WorldCat Discovery. This was particularly noticeable for institutions with large holdings of non-English language collections.

Selecting "Saved Items" in mobile environment now resolves appropriately to the "Saved Items" page

Users will no longer receive an error message when they select "Saved Items" under the resources tab in the mobile environment. When selecting "Saved Items" on a mobile device, the page will now resolve appropriately.

Search box generator now honors "Libraries Worldwide" scope setting

Search results will now honor the "Libraries Worldwide" scope for the search box generator in OCLC Service Configuration. Previously, searches were ignoring this scope setting and pulling results from Level 1 holdings.

Important links

Product Website

More product information can be found here.

Support website(s)

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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.