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Tuesday, 1st April 2014

OCLC's WorldCat Discovery Services Now Available

By Africa S. Hands

From OCLC:

OCLC is pleased to announce that WorldCat Discovery Services is now available, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than 650 FirstSearch beta test libraries around the world.

WorldCat Discovery includes:

  • A new discovery experience that consolidates access to your electronic, physical and digital collections
  • Access to a central index that represents more than 1.5 billion articles, e-books and other e-content
  • An interface that automatically adjusts for desktops, tablets and mobile devices
  • Tools to showcase and manage your local special collections
    • A unique URL and custom branding
    • The ability to tailor your discovery service through fee-based options

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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