WorldCat Local

WorldCat Local will eventually be replaced with WorldCat Discovery. Please see the WorldCat Discovery support pages.

Implementation

OCLC offers personal support as you prepare and release your library's WorldCat Local site. An Implementation Manager will work with you and your staff to configure WorldCat Local to meet your library's needs.

There are a number of steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition as you begin to integrate WorldCat Local with your current library system:

Step 1: Make sure your library's holdings are current in WorldCat. See Data integration for WorldCat Local for more information.

Step 2: As appropriate, view recordings of previous sessions.

  • The WorldCat Local Customization sessions provide a walk-through of the OCLC Service Configuration modules and an overview of the implementation timeline.
  • The Batchload Solutions for WorldCat Local webinar includes information on how to identify the project type and output options most appropriate for your library.

Step 3: OCLC will send an e-mail with a link to the OCLC Service Configuration site. Use this to request a Service Configuration account, and complete your configuration. Most of the changes you make are visible immediately.

Step 4: Once you are satisfied with your WorldCat Local configuration choices, use the Search box Tool to create a search box and the HTML code you'll need to embed your WorldCat Local search box on your library's website.