Initiate your WorldCat Local "quick start"
WorldCat Local "quick start" provides a library-branded view of WorldCat.org with your local library's holdings elevated to the top of search results. Also included, depending on your other library services, is:
- Real-time item availability and location information
- Linking to your library's FullText OpenURL resolver and ILL OpenURL resolver
- Local place holds
WorldCat Local "quick start" requires a WorldCat subscription to FirstSearch. If you don't have one already, contact your OCLC sales representative.
When you’re ready to get started with the service, register here. It takes only a few minutes, and you’ll get your branded URL back within 24 hours.
Your staff should also plan to attend an introductory webinar on WorldCat Local "quick start" in order to get a short run-through of what the service offers. Or you can view recordings of recent web sessions. And, at any time, take a look at the " Planning Guide" for WorldCat Local for more details.
For a peek at what's in store for your library, watch this video from ALA Midwinter 2009 in which early adopters of the OCLC WorldCat Local service share their implementation and use experiences.
Once you’ve registered and received your URL, you’re all " Set" to begin configuring the service.