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How can I make temporary items searchable in WorldCat Discovery?

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  • WorldCat Discovery

To make a temporary item searchable in WorldCat Discovery, it must be added as a course reserve. Outside of course reserves, temporary items are not searchable in WorldCat Discovery because the WMS/Circulation database is separate from the database. When a temporary item is created, it lives inside the WMS/Circulation database, so it can be searched on the WorldShare staff side, but not on the public side. Creating a course reserve links the public database to the staff database and makes the temporary record searchable on the public side.

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