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Why does the Access Online button not display on titles I have selected in Collection Manager?

To help understand why an Access Online button, may not display in Discovery for a title they subscribe to.
  • I selected a Knowledge base collection in Collection Manager by selecting some of the titles within it, however the Access Online links do not display for these chosen titles  in Discovery.
Applies to
  • WorldShare Collection Manager
  • WorldCat Discovery 

This will happen when the titles selected have not been fully indexed in WorldCat and have only been indexed within the collection itself. For example, Content Availability: Indexed: From 2008 to 2017 will not display but where you see  Content Availability: Full Text: From 1968 to 2018 will display the Access Online links.

  • They do not surface in Discovery as OCLC does not have the metadata for them
  • This is determined by the vendor [the Vendor decides what metadata is shared with / given to OCLC] 
  • These titles will however display in the A-Z lists 
  • The titles need the coverage depth of  'Full-text' for them to display in Discovery
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