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Personal Lists are available in WorldCat Discovery

Personal Lists are a much used feature of WorldCat Local (WCL) and UC campus librarians made their feelings clear that this feature needed to be available in WorldCat Discovery (WCD) as well. We’re happy to report that the Personal Lists…

At long last, HathiTrust records have been fixed in Melvyl

After many years of frustration with HathiTrust books that campus users do not have digital access to appearing in the Melvyl catalog with an indication of a digital holding, we are pleased to inform you that the HathiTrust records in…

WorldCat Discovery beta: User Interface Improvements

The WorldCat Discovery installation on March 20, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note that many of these enhancements do not have an impact on Melvyl…

WorldCat Discovery beta: Interface improvements

The WorldCat Discovery installation on February 20, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note that many of these enhancements do not have an impact on Melvyl…

Melvyl will switch to WorldCat Discovery

Melvyl’s long-awaited switch to WorldCat Discovery, OCLC’s newer discovery user interface, will happen this summer.  OCLC has announced an end-of-life date for WorldCat Local of August 9, 2019. Since April 2014, when OCLC released WorldCat Discovery as a beta product,…

WorldCat Discovery beta: High res cover art & aligned titles

The WorldCat Discovery installation on January 18, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note that many of these enhancements do not have an impact on Melvyl…

New resources in Melvyl’s Central Index

Seven resources have been added to Melvyl’s Central Index. They are: CDL now activates CDL-managed Tier 2 resources in Melvyl’s Central Index so each campus will have different resources listed in their Central Index, depending on the resources they license.…

WorldCat Discovery beta: Call to action labels implemented

The WorldCat Discovery installation on December 11, 2018 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note that many of these enhancements do not have an impact on Melvyl…

WorldCat Discovery beta: Filter to open access content

The WorldCat Discovery installation on October 18, 2018 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note that many of these enhancements do not have an impact on Melvyl…

WorldCat Discovery beta: Access DOIs in record descriptions

The WorldCat Discovery installation on July 26, 2018 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note that many of these enhancements do not have an impact on Melvyl…