Planned enhancements and known issues

Future functionality for WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery has additional features planned, as suggested by the WorldCat Local 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.

Recently added

Feature Date Added  
Temporary session-based lists of records * Added in March 2014
Type-ahead search suggestions * Added in April 2014
Permalinks Added in April 2014
Downloadable search box Added in April 2014
Email Export to EndNote Added in May 2014
E-books added to full text facet * Added in May 2014
Thai interface language * Added in May 2014
Staff-specific features, to include MARC views and holdings by symbol * Added in June 2014
Item location and availability option Added in June 2014
Group- or consortium-view of available resources option Added in June 2014
Customized traffic and usage reports with Adobe Analytics option Added in June 2014
Email export to RefWorks Added in June 2014
WorldShare ILL integration for placing requests Added in early August 2014
Customizable patron request form Added in early August 2014
Remote database search option Added in early August 2014
Ability to search local holdings records (for libraries with the availability service) Added in early August 2014

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

User experience

Feature Target Availability Date
Item location and availability on brief results option By September 2014
Course reserves option By November 2014
Editions display on brief results enhancements 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

Feature Target Availability Date
E-book availability and checkout * To be determined
Article-level holdings derived from the WorldCat knowledge base 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 By September 2014
Initial knowledge card display * To be determined
Call number index browse * To be determined
Ability to share on social media To be determined
Permanent user lists To be determined

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

Integration

Feature Target Availability Date
API access for WorldCat Discovery * By September 2014
Linked data exposure * By September 2014
QuestionPoint® reference widget enhancement To be determined
Google Preview integration * To be determined

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

Administration and localization

Feature Target Availability Date
Support for Google Analytics * By September 2014
Local Holdings Records search and display To be determined
Display of local bibliographic data 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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