OCLC has successfully implemented the ability to sort results lists of fewer than 100,000 records retrieved in WorldCat by the number of library holdings attached. This new ranking option brings the more widely held items to the top of the search results screen and then sorts by date within the range.
Now, when conducting a search, a user may elect to rank the search results lists with records that have the most library holdings at the top of the list. For example, all libraries with 2,000+ holdings will appear at the top of the list in date order, followed by all libraries with 1,000–1,999 holdings in date order and so forth.
This ranking option will appear in the Basic or Advanced search screens. Relevance and date ranking options are also still available to users.
Last revised: 24 July 2003