The options below are available for WorldCat Discovery for an additional fee. Find instructions on how to order these options by visiting the product page

This page will have 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:


WorldCat® Discovery Services: Getting started with options

If you have not already done so, follow the steps to customize your interface and searchable content. Because you subscribe to one or more options, you have additional settings available to enhance your WorldCat Discovery experience. Find your option(s) below and see the links and instructions:

Real-time availability 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.
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.

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.

Analytics and reports 

See the Creating reports using Adobe Analytics document for detailed instructions.

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.