The OCLC link resolver is included in OCLC services* to maximize user access to full-text collections through exposure of your WorldCat knowledge base holdings.
The link resolver features a next-generation interface that is responsive to desktop browsers, mobile devices, and tablets. Configuration options for the interface include customizable color schemes, library links, and banner images. The interface also supports searching of full or partial article citations, and DOI / PMID queries. Other features include:
Features coming soon:
*WorldCat Discovery, WorldShare License Manager and WorldShare Management Services. Find product support pages. Find product overviews.
**License Manager is OCLC’s electronic resource manager powered by data in the WorldCat knowledge base. It provides a central location for managing the license terms and vendor contact information required for management of electronic resources. It includes a globally-maintained vendor information center and templates for global management of public and shared licensing terms.
Activation of OCLC’s link resolver first requires a subscription to WorldShare Management Services, WorldCat Discovery, or License Manager. Further, the link resolver functionally requires that you have added collection metadata to your WorldCat knowledge base via WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager (included in your cataloging subscription).
See the knowledge base documentation page for the request form and for instructions on adding collections of title metadata to your knowledge base.
Users are encouraged to migrate as soon as possible to receive the benefits of 2.1. You must follow the steps below before the end of 2014 when version 1.0 will be retired.
Visit WorldCat knowledge base office hours
No appointments are needed. Sign into a weekly session with OCLC implementation staff who can answer questions you have specific to your library's knowledge base.
Find the phone and WebEx information on the support page.
Monitoring OCLC link resolver usage
Monitor OCLC link resolver usage statistics for both versions 1.0 and 2.1 at: http://www.stats.oclc.org/cusp
Log on by entering your supplied authorization and administrative or statistics password. For additional help with reports, please contact OCLC Support.
WorldCat branding: Promoting the OCLC link resolver
Many 3rd-party vendors offer the ability to show a library-branded badge in addition to a full text link alongside discovered materials.
If you would like to use a WorldCat-branded badge, you can find those on the OCLC Developer Network's page: WorldCat-branded Badges and Links