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WorldCat Discovery beta: Staff Accounts are now available!

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

    • Staff User Accounts are here! With a staff user account, you can view MARC records, view the OCLC# on the brief record display, and search by library holding symbol. Further staff account features are anticipated.

See How to Get a Melvyl Staff Account for details.

 With a staff user account, you can…

View a MARC Record,
View a MARC Record,


See the OCLC # in Brief Display,
See the OCLC # in Brief Display,


And Search by Library Holding Symbol.
And Search by Library Holding Symbol.

  • Provide feedback. Logged in (with your new staff user account) or not, check out the WorldCat Discovery beta and send OCLC your feedback. Use the Tell Us What You Think button at the bottom of every page.

WorldCat Discovery Services (WDS) Description                     

OCLC is working on major changes to WorldCat Local: a new discovery interface with major functional and design improvements. FirstSearch and WorldCat Local will be merged onto this new platform called WorldCat Discovery Services.

UC WDS Information on the CDL Website

Information on the WorldCat Discovery Services (Beta) for the UC campuses is available on the WorldCat Discovery Beta webpage. This webpage includes

  • Links to the UC campus (and union) WCD-Beta instances where you can test drive the functionality
  • OCLC’s project timeline (e.g., when will UC migrate to the new platform?)