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How do I integrate Google Analytics 4 with WorldCat Discovery?

Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • Service Configuration

As you may know, Google has announced it will replace its current Universal Analytics with Google Analytics 4 on July 1, 2023. On that date, data will flow into Google Analytics 4 and Universal Analytics will no longer process data. 

As of May 2023, libraries with a Google Analytics 4 (G4) account can use the integration with WorldCat Discovery. 

To configure this third-party integration, navigate to Service Configuration > Third-Party Integrations > Google Analytics. Next, toggle on “Enable Google Analytics 4” and enter your library’s unique Measurement ID.  Your G4 measurement ID will begin with “G-”, different from the Universal Analytics ID which begins with “UA-”. Your G4 measurement ID can be found in the G4 property of your analytics account by navigating to Admin > Data Streams

Once you enable Google Analytics 4, enter your measurement ID, and click save, analytics data from your institution’s Discovery instance can start flowing to your G4 property.

OCLC will continue to support the use of analytics from Google with the WorldCat Discovery service in conjunction with the upcoming change, including a transition to support for Google Analytics 4. In preparation for this transition, we will consult with the WorldCat Discovery community, to ensure uninterrupted support for your access to this critical information.

Additional information

For libraries who wish to integrate their WorldCat Discovery site with a Google Analytics Universal Analytics property, please see:

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