WorldCat® Discovery Services

OCLC is pleased to offer a variety of WorldCat® Discovery Services training.  As part of our commitment to controlling costs and providing value for our members, this training is offered at no cost to users of the service.

Learning Paths

Learning paths provide direction for step-by-step, self-paced learning. To view the learning path that best fits your libraries migration situation, click the name of the service(s) you are currently using:

WorldCat® Discovery Services office hours

These ongoing web sessions are designed to help you take action on the information you've learned through the video instruction.  Sign on to this session, and our friendly OCLC staff will help answer any questions you might have specific to WorldCat® Discovery Services.

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Recent events

24 September 2015

Ready, Set, GO: Making the move from FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery

This session helped users find resources from their library and libraries worldwide. A current FirstSearch subscription now supports searching WorldCat and other databases on the new WorldCat Discovery Services. WorldCat Discovery goes beyond FirstSearch to provide access to 1.9 billion items in WorldCat and a central index of more than 2,200 e-resource collections plus mobile views, web visibility and much more. Users were able to see what WorldCat Discovery Services are, how they work and how they can begin their library’s transition to WorldCat Discovery.

23 September 2015

WorldCat Discovery Best Practices

This program provided information from two health sciences libraries about how they implemented WorldCat Discovery as a part of their institutions’ support for predominantly electronic collections and adoption of OCLC’s WorldShare Management System.

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