Come and see demonstrations of WorldCat Discovery Services, the fresh new user interface from OCLC for searching your library’s collections in combination with WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive library database, and a central index that represents more than 2,000 e-content collections from providers such as Gale, ProQuest, Elsevier, Springer and others.
All AMICAL institutions that participate in the OCLC RESPOND program are eligible to offer their users access to WorldCat via the FirstSearch interface. Some AMICAL libraries like John Cabot University have also implemented OCLC’s WorldCat Local as their full resource discovery solution, consolidating access to their electronic, physical and digital collections through a single search. WorldCat Discovery Services replace both FirstSearch and WorldCat Local with a fresh new user experience for searching your library’s collections in combination with WorldCat and a central index that represents more than 2,000 e-content collections.
This presentation will provide demonstrations of the WorldCat Discovery Services user experience now available to all AMICAL RESPOND institutions as well as its implementation as a full library resource discovery solution at John Cabot University.