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WorldCat Discovery release notes, April 2018

Release Date:  April 26, 2018

Introduction

The following release notes are for the April 26, 2018 release of WorldCat Discovery. 

WorldCat Discovery April release highlights

Libraries can now configure the WMS Level 1 Place Hold form to display fields most relevant to their collections, and can configure the display of 856 links from non-WorldCat master records.

Include Request ID with problem reports

When reporting an issue with WorldCat Discovery, it is extremely helpful to include the Request ID. The Request ID is found at the bottom of the screen on which the issue occurred. Including this information allows us to directly trace what happened on the request we are troubleshooting.

Request ID

New features and enhancements

WMS Level 1 Place Hold configurations support all library sizes

Institutions using the WMS Place Hold fulfillment action can use Place Hold form configurations to ensure the Place Hold form meets the needs of your diverse collections.

Library staff can manage configuration based on form request types and elements:

Request Type*

Configure ‘I need’ request type to on or off? 

Configure ‘Dates I need it’ hold request date display to on or off? 

Configure ‘I want it from’ shelving location display to on or off? 

Configure ‘Item description(s)/Note’ hold notes display to on or off? 

Any Copy

Y

Y

Y

Y

Specific Copy/Volume

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Special Request

Y

Y

Y

N

* At least one request type must be configured when using the WMS Level 1 Place Hold functionality.

The Place Hold form “Request Type” will continue to default to a “Request Type” based on the material type – serial or non-serial. The default “Request Type” will change based on the configured “Request Types” as follows:

Material Type

Default Place Hold Request Type

Non-Serial

  1. Any Copy, if configured
  2. Specific Copy/Volume, if Any Copy is not configured
  3. Special Request, if Specific Copy/Volume is not configured and Any Copy is not configured

Serial

  1. Specific Copy/Volume, if configured
  2. Any Copy, if Specific Copy/Volume is not configured
  3. Special Request, if Specific Copy/Volume is not configured and Any Copy is not configured

Place Hold configuration example 1: Only “Any Copy” with “Hold Notes” configured on

This Place hold form allows selecting a pick-up location and providing an item description or note. Note that the “I need” dropdown is suppressed since there is only one “Request Type” configured:

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To copy this configuration, go to Service Configuration -> My WorldCat.org -> Place Hold/Request Buttons -> For items owned by [Your Library] and only enable “Display Any Copy request type” and “Display hold notes field on Any Copy request”:

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Place Hold configuration example 2: Only All “Request Types” with “Hold Notes” configured on

This Place Hold form allows selecting an “I need -> Any Copy, Specific Copies or Volumes, or Special Request”, and a pick-up location.

Any Copy:

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Specific Copies or Volumes:

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Special Request:

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To copy this configuration, go to Service Configuration -> My WorldCat.org -> Place Hold/Request Buttons -> For items owned by [Your Library] and only enable “Display Any Copy request type”, “Display Specific Copy/Volume request type”, and “Display Special Request request type”:

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Configure display of 856 links from non-WorldCat master records

The display of “Full Text and Open Access Links” configuration provides clearer explanation of link types users can expect to see in WorldCat Discovery. Configure links from non-WorldCat master records to display in Service Configuration -> My WorldCat.org -> Full Text and Open Access Links -> WorldCat Local Search Results // WorldCat Discovery Search Results and Detailed Views -> Links from non-WorldCat Record 856:

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New content

This is a list of new databases added to WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org since our last update.

You can enable these databases as search options in the Licensed Content and Databases module of the OCLC Service Configuration site. Please remember that your library must have a valid subscription to these databases in order to enable them.

Available in WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org

From Accessible Archives, Inc.

About Face - Military newspaper from World War I.

Afloat and Ashore - Military camp newspaper published in Charleston, South Carolina, during World War I.

Camp Custer Bulletin - A troop-produced military newspaper featuring articles addressing the concerns of trainees and their families as well as Army memos, jokes, poetry, and cartoons about camp life in World War I.

Camp Dix Pictorial Review - A newspaper produced for the soldiers, parents, and friends stationed at Camp Dix during World War I.

Camp Dix Times (Trench and Camp-Trenton Evening Times) - A weekly publication published under the auspices of the Y.M.C.A. during World War I.

Camp Jackson Click - A World War I military camp newspaper from South Carolina.

Gas Attack of The New York Division (Wadsworth Gas Attack; The Rio Grande Rattler) - A World War I military Camp newspaper published by the 27thInfantry Division while it was training at Camp Wadsworth in South Carolina.

Going Over - Military newspaper from World War I.

Here and There With the 31st - A newspaper published at the front during the Siberian Expedition, 1918-1920.

Home Ties (Over the Top) - Army newspaper printed during World War I.

Issues and Events (News Examiner and Commentator; Vital Issue; The American Liberal) - A pro-German newspaper published in New York City during World War I.

The Base Bull - A World War I U.S. military newspaper published in France.

The Camp Crane News (Ambulance Service News) - A U.S. military newspaper published in Allentown, Pennsylvania by the U.S. Army Ambulance Service Association.

The Camp Sherman News (The Eighty-third Division News) - A World War I military camp newspaper offering a closer look at the camp’s activities nd the interests of those in training at the camp.

The Cure - World War I military newspaper.

The Fly Paper (The Amaroc News) - A weekly newspaper for American Expeditionary Forces serving on active duty in France during World War I.

The Listening-Post - Journal of the 7thCanadian Infantry Battalion printed during World War I.

The Merritt Dispatch - A weekly journal published at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, during World War I containing jokes, poems, editorials, advertisements, etc.

From Bloomsbury Publishing

Arcadian Library Online - Rare ancient manuscripts, early printed books, and documents from the 10th to 20th centuries covering numerous subjects, including science, medicine, natural history, travel, exploration, Turcica (material relating to the Ottoman Empire and its relationship with Europe), costume, history, archaeology, religion, calligraphy, Al-Andalus, language, literature and Oriental scholarship.

From Brill

Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10thCenturies - Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th - 10th Centuries is a comprehensive and unprecedented reference work devoted to the history of philosophy in the realms of Islam in its formative period: from its beginnings in the eighth century up to the tenth century AD. Both major and minor figures are covered, giving details of biography and doctrine, as well as detailed lists and summaries of each author’s works.

The SHAFR Guide Online - The SHAFR Guide Online: An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600 is a near-comprehensive, 2.1 million-word online annotated bibliography of historical work covering the entire span of U.S. foreign relations.

Available in WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local

From Gale

LitFinder - LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays.

Important links

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