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Increasing visibility of digital content: a new release of WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway


OCLC is pleased to announce a new release of WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway release (version 2.8). The Digital Collection Gateway is the self-service tool that enables repository managers to expose library, museum or archive metadata through WorldCat and all of its syndicates.

Features of the new release (version 2.8)

With this new release, OCLC has added more features to support increasing the visibility of unique, open access digital collections, including: thumbnail mapping, an A-Z list and collection descriptions.

Features released earlier in 2012

In addition, these Digital Collection Gateway features, which were released earlier in 2012, have been enhanced for better performance in version 2.8: including search capability added to metadata map function, more MARC notes fields available for mapping, detailed help for Repository Registration Test and Gateway updates repository display name if it changes.

Many thanks to all the Digital Collection Gateway users, CONTENTdm and other OAI repository administrators, who suggested these useful feature enhancements!

To find out in depth detail about each new and improved feature you can read the Full Press Release.