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WorldCat Discovery beta: CJK Author Field Order


This month’s WorldCat Discovery installation on October 27, 2016 included the following bug fix.

The running list of release notes can be found at ( (Note that many of these do not have an impact on Melvyl.)

Bug Fixes

Author field in correct order for Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters. Previously, author names displayed in reverse order for Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters. The author field now displays in the correct order for 100, 700 and 880 MARC fields.




WorldCat Discovery (WCD)

OCLC is working on major changes to WorldCat Local: a new discovery interface with major functional and design improvements. WorldCat Local will be replaced by a new platform called WorldCat Discovery.

Information on the WorldCat Discovery (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?)


In March 2016, OCLC announced it was keeping FirstSearch as a separate product rather than merging it into WorldCat Discovery as originally planned. We do not yet have a timeline for the new FirstSearch beta.