This page provides instructions on configuring administrative settings in OCLC Service Configuration for libraries that added one or more options to their WorldCat Discovery Services subscription.

OCLC Service Configuration:

Features included with a WorldCat Discovery® (premium) subscription

This page features content that is included in a WorldCat Discovery (premium) subscription. WorldShare Management Services libraries also have access to these features as do libraries that previously purchased WorldCat Local. Find instructions For WorldCat Local libraries moving to WorldCat Discovery.

Real-time availability and item location status

When OCLC sends a message that your site is ready (please allow 1-2 weeks for notification from OCLC), you can begin configuring your settings. Add ILL, OPAC, and OpenURL buttons based on an item’s status/location in your OPAC.
Log into OCLC Service Configuration and navigate to: My – OPAC Statuses, Locations and Circulation Policies
Log into OCLC Service Configuration and navigate to: My – Place Hold/Request Buttons

Group views of resources

OCLC Order Services will create your relevancy groups and add them to your OCLC Service Configuration. After OCLC sends a message that your groups are profiled and active, begin configuring your settings.

Course reserves

You may start adding course reserves immediately after you subscribe to this option. You may also import your existing course reserves.
Log into OCLC Service Configuration and navigate to: My – User Interface Options

For information on setting up and using Course Reserves, see Course Reserves in WorldCat Discovery.

Personal Lists

You may create and save personal lists or import existing lists from

For information and to use the My List feature, see Using "My List".

Remote database search

Configure remote databases. Have your administrative user name and password for Z39.50 access ready.
Log into OCLC Service Configuration and navigate to: Metasearch Content – Licensed Content and Databases module

List of databases (.xlsx) This list includes target IDs and remote databases for use by libraries that previously subscribed to WorldCat Local, subscribe to WorldShare Management Services, or purchased the option for remote database search.

See the OCLC Service Configuration Online Help for help with setting up your OCLC services. Find information on office hours, browser requirements, and support contacts on the WorldCat Discovery support home page.