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Melvyl Enhancements – November 2012

There are several Melvyl changes as a result of OCLC’s November 4, 2012 WorldCat Local install.  These are described in detail in the PDF.  The majority of the changes this time take place behind the scenes.

IP Address Management Changes

These will be handled by CDL on behalf of the campuses, and are in preparation for the upcoming merge of the FirstSearch WorldCat and WorldCat Local interfaces.

Prepending Proxy URL Information to LHR Links

You can now prepend your proxy authentication URL to links from your LHRs, making it easier for off- campus users to be routed directly to your proxy servers when necessary.   Please share this information

with Library Proxy LiaisonsTo request activation of this feature, please send email to

Service Config Language Options

These will not be changing.

Italian Translation

For all you Italian lovers, the Melvyl interface now includes the ability to select Italiano as the display language for labels.  Selecting the language to display labels is available from the bottom of the screen.

Handling of Secured Images

CDL is deferring this change for the moment.

DOI Link Display Location

The DOI links now display in the Details section of the detailed record.  Note the label “DOI” followed by the DOI value, e.g., for OCLC number 752298037.

New Databases

As was reported earlier, any new database content released to WorldCat Local’s Central Index will be added to Melvyl by CDL on behalf of the UC libraries twice a year:  in June/July and December/January.  In January 2013, CDL will send out a list of new databases added to Melvyl’s Central Index.