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This slideshow is designed to show how slideshare could be used by libraries to promote new services, and promote new technologies. It was prepared for LIS9763.

This slideshow is designed to show how slideshare could be used by libraries to promote new services, and promote new technologies. It was prepared for LIS9763.

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  • Worldcat.org Finding what you want through Worldcat
  • What is Worldcat.org?
    • “ WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services”
    • With Worldcat, you can search the catalogues of many libraries, all at once
  • Why Worldcat?
    • Worldcat is most useful when you have a particular item you want to locate, and you don’t want to search a number of different catalogues to find it.
  • Getting started
    • Go to: www.worldcat.org
  • Searching
    • Type a title or author into the search box
  • Results
    • Lots of results might show up, but not every one will be useful
  • Refine your search
    • Use the links on the left to bring up only the results you want
  • Finding the Title
    • When you see the item you want, click on it to see the full record
  • The Record
    • Great! But now that you’re here, what can you do?
  • Options
    • Worldcat provides a lot of choices, including: getting the book from a library or Amazon, saving the record for later, sharing the record with social bookmarking, or reviewing the item
  • Information tabs
    • Tabs at the bottom of the record provide easy access to information
  • Libraries tab
    • Fill in your location info on the library tab
  • Libraries tab (con.)
    • This will bring up a list of libraries closest to you which have the item
  • Reviews tab
    • You can read Amazon reviews of the item
  • Advanced features
    • Once you’re used to Worldcat, you can create an account to make booklists
  • Participation
    • Contact your library to see if they are included in Worldcat results, or...
    • Search for an item on Worldcat that the libraries in your area are certain to have
  • Go try it!
    • Find out what a useful tool Worldcat can be!