May 28, 2022

WorldCat Local adds availability on brief results, more local, more mobile and more content

From OCLC:

The latest enhancements for WorldCat Local includes availability on brief results, Local Holdings Record searching, article links and branch information for mobile views and more.

The latest additions to the popular discovery and delivery service include the following new member-requested features:

Availability views on brief results

Now users can see if an item is available from their initial results screens for books, serials and articles.

Local Holdings Records now searchable

The ability to search local bibliographic data through WorldCat Local was added in June 2011. Now, Local Holdings Records (LHRs) are also searchable. LHRs are separate holdings records attached to a related WorldCat bibliographic record that provide local holdings details beyond the OCLC institution symbol, such as a call number or special collection designation.

Article links, branch information now available for mobile use

Mobile views for WorldCat Local now support access to articles and online links, in addition to monographs. This feature is available to institutions that have loaded information into the WorldCat knowledge base, which is available at no additional charge for OCLC cataloging members. In addition, information on branch campuses and public library branches are now also available via the mobile views for WorldCat Local libraries.

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