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Category: Discovery & Delivery

WorldCat Discovery: Bug Fixes

The WorldCat Discovery installation on August 14, 2019 included the following improvements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) Bug fixes…

Campus Melvyl instances successfully transition to WorldCat Discovery

Note: In the December 2019 monthly installation, OCLC corrected the ‘Hate’ problem listed below.  Users can once again limit a search by any number of Formats (eBook, CD, Music Score, etc.) simultaneously. On July 9th, the move of UC Berkeley’s…

WorldCat Discovery: Open Access .gov and .edu filter expanding

The WorldCat Discovery installation on July 8, 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:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl…

Meet Noah White – D & D’s new software engineer

CDL’s Discovery and Delivery Team welcomes Noah White as their new software engineer.  Noah will be working primarily on interlibrary loan and machine learning projects. Noah just graduated from UC Davis where he majored in Computer Science and minored in…

Mike Thwaites swims with the fishes (retires)

In July, for the first time in its history, CDL will be without Mike Thwaites. Mike has been integral to the success of many of CDL’s core programs and to the creation of its unique culture. He’s a great programmer,…

UC Merced transitions from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, UC Merced transitioned from WorldCat Local (WCL) to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) as the basis of their Melvyl instance. All 11 Melvyl WorldCat Local instances must be transitioned to the WorldCat Discovery interface by August 9,…

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: Accessibility updates for improved discovery

The WorldCat Discovery installation on May 9, 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: Improved filtering for author names on brief results

The WorldCat Discovery installation on April 17, 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…

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…