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WorldCat Discovery

Find information about WorldCat Discovery settings in WorldShare Collection Manager.

Coverage

For use by: WorldCat Discovery and WorldShare Management Services libraries.
Applies to: Knowledge base collections.

This setting works in conjunction with WorldCat Discovery. Setting this selection to "Yes" uses the coverage information about electronic resources maintained in your knowledge base to display to WorldCat Discovery users only search results that contain items for which your library holds the full-text or print as determined by your knowledge base holdings coverage information. All articles outside your library's coverage range will display as held by the next appropriate relevancy level.

Institutions using WorldCat Discovery may want to represent their print serial titles as collections for two reasons:

  1. To surface print titles side by side with full-text resources in their A to Z list.
  2. To optimize the discovery of full-text resources by using coverage to determine article holdings in WorldCat Discovery.

Do not set this to Yes until you have represented your print serial collections.

Display Order

For use by: WorldCat Discovery and WorldShare Management Services libraries.
Applies to: Knowledge base collections.

This setting allows you to change the default order of links patrons can see in search results when they perform a search in the WorldCat Discovery interface. By default, newly selected providers appear after providers you have added previously. In other words, if you have access to an item that is available via two different providers, the links to the resources will appear in this order by default:

Item X, Link 1 (Provider 1, first provider added to Collection Manager)

Item X, Link 2 (Provider 2)

Item X, Link 3 (Provider 3, most recently added)

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To choose the order of providers' links:

  1. Drag and drop the provider names in the list. You also have the option to elevate an item to the top of the list by clicking the arrow button to the right of the provider name.
    Display order
  2. Be sure that the preferred provider is at or near the top of the Provider Results Sorting list to ensure that these links are highly visible to your users.
  3. Click Save.
  4. When your patrons search your WorldCat Discovery interface, if links are available from multiple sources, the links will appear in the sort order you specified.

Recommended order:

  • Providers with whom you subscribe to individual journals or other items (non-aggregators)
  • Providers of aggregated content

See: Display full-text links and elevate links from a specific provider.