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WorldCat Discovery Services

News & Events

  • OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide

    OCLC has signed agreements with distinguished publishers from around the world to add metadata for high quality books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.

 

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Training events

Watch this space for WorldCat Discovery Services training.

 

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NOV 15

15 November 2017

Expanding discovery and visibility of all your library’s collections: A demonstration of the WMS Discovery interface

A 45-minute demonstration focusing on how the WorldCat Discovery Services interface works with WorldShare Management Services.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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AUG 22

22 August 2017

Expanding discovery and visibility of all your library’s collections: A demonstration of the WMS discovery interface

A 45-minute demonstration focusing on how WorldCat Discovery Services serves as the discovery interface for WorldShare Management Services.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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APR 26

26 April 2017

Participants were given the information they will need for a successful transfer of course reserves data from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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DEC 15

15 December 2016

Since August, many libraries have benefited from increased relevance of WorldCat Discovery search results. At this webinar, members of the WorldCat Discovery team will review relevance enhancements and discuss the impact of configuration settings on search results.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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OCT 27

27 October 2016

Thank you for registering for the October 27th A behind-the-scenes look at WorldCat Discovery relevance webinar. Participants who attended this webinar heard WorldCat Discovery team members Cathy King and Jay Holloway shared background on how the new WorldCat Discovery search algorithm was developed, along with information about plans for future enhancements to search relevance in WorldCat Discovery.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 11

11 August 2016

A panel of experts from OCLC and the WorldCat Discovery community shared tips for managing WorldCat Discovery access to all authorized users regardless of their locations. OCLC implementation managers spoke about WorldCat Discovery and EZproxy configuration. Members Eleta Grimbeek (Sabinet) and Michael Davidson (Plymouth State University) shared practical advice based on their experiences.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 9

09 June 2016

On June 9th, OCLC hosted our first “Ask the Experts” panel discussion featuring examples of notable WorldCat Discovery search box Implementations. Participants joined OCLC and a panel of experts from the WorldCat Discovery User Community as we took a tour of library sites to see exactly what a bit of ingenuity could accomplish! The stars of this session were library peers who guided us on a tour of their technical handiwork and offered lessons learned for their successful search box implementation.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 8

08 June 2016

OCLC plans to develop a new version of FirstSearch with the full-featured searching of WorldCat required by many researchers and library staff.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JAN 20

20 January 2016

The meeting included updates on recent and planned enhancements to WorldCat Discovery and the OCLC Community Center.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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SEP 23

23 September 2015

This program provided information from two health sciences libraries about how they implemented WorldCat Discovery as a part of their institutions’ support for predominantly electronic collections and adoption of OCLC’s WorldShare Management System.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 26

26 June 2015 - 29 June 2015

Presentations and other supporting materials from ALA Annual

  • Location: San Francisco, California

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JAN 30

30 January 2015 - 03 February 2015

Meet with your OCLC cooperative colleagues at the OCLC booth. Attend our various conference events and presentations.

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

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