Planned enhancements and known issues

Future functionality for WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery has additional features planned, as suggested by the library community and the more than 650 beta participants who helped shape the service. We look for member feedback and will announce new functionality as it is available.

User experience

Feature Target Availability Date
Ratings and reviews * To be determined
Additional relevance sorting options * To be determined
Known title search and sort enhancements To be determined
"Did You Mean?" enhancements To be determined
Show citation "impact factor" To be determined

* Indicates features in WorldCat Discovery that were not available in FirstSearch.

Content and data

Feature Target Availability Date
Ability to search inside a journal * To be determined
Linked data exposure * To be determined
E-book availability and checkout * To be determined
Additional content for the central index Monthly

* Indicates features in WorldCat Discovery that were not available in FirstSearch.

Interface

Feature Target Availability Date
Citations in MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago and Harvard formats To be determined
Ability to share on social media To be determined
Permanent user lists   To be determined
Support for EasyBib export   To be determined
Initial knowledge card display * To be determined
Call number index browse * To be determined
Ability to customize facets * To be determined

* Indicates features in WorldCat Discovery that were not available in FirstSearch.


Migration timeline

Please note: If you belong to a group that shares an OCLC FirstSearch subscription, you will receive information about training and support plans for members of your group.

transition-timeline

Migration information

Find more information on the WorldCat Discovery product page for migration.

 

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