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Worldcat Local Quickstart

Worldcat Local Quickstart



Lightening round presentation on CCSU's WorldCat Local Quick Start implementation at the NERCOMP New Discovery Tools Symposium, February 1, 2010.

Lightening round presentation on CCSU's WorldCat Local Quick Start implementation at the NERCOMP New Discovery Tools Symposium, February 1, 2010.



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  • WorldCat Local Quickstart at Central Connecticut State Universityhttp://burrittlibrary.worldcat.org
    Debbie Herman
    Head, Electronic Resources and Information Systems
    AIM: debbieatlibrary
    Twitter: debaherman
  • Why Implement?
    Part of your WorldCat subscription
    60 million article citations from ArticleFirst and JSTOR
    Customizable search box
    Integrates services (link resolvers, document delivery, purchase, etc.)
    Searches OCLC licensed databases
    Social networking tools
    Real-time item availability & Ability to place holds
  • Implementation
    Site setup done by OCLC (usually 24-hour turnaround)
    Examine site template for customizations (tire kicking phase)
    Customization made through service configuration website (and help from OCLC)
    Training webinars offered weekly (basic and advanced)
  • CCSU’s Implementation
    Site was configured last summer
    Worked with Reference staff and Head of Access services on customization decisions
    Help needed from OCLC to add a holdings group for the CT State U libraries and to harmonize display logic of “Place hold” button with circulation policies.
    Preview link provided during fall 2009 semester; link to WorldCat on FS replaced in January 2010.
  • So, are you replacing your OPAC with WorldCat Local Quickstart?
    Not yet… these are the challenges
    Shared OPAC
    Not all holdings included in WorldCat (batch loading req.)
    Conservative library culture – some criticism that WC local and worldcat.org algorithm weights the popular and recent more heavily, no index displays.
  • Service Configuration Website
  • Service ConfigurationFulfillment Options
  • Demo
  • Demo
  • FRBRized Set
  • Links to other services
  • Link resolver integration
  • Print Holdings too!
  • SFX menu
  • Voila!
  • Other Features
  • Create & Embed a Search Box
  • Search Box
  • CONTENTdm Holdings
  • Tips
    Attend the training webinars
    Make sure your OCLC registry entry is up to date!
    Check that serials and bibliographic holdings are up to date in WorldCat
    Have (or gain) a good understanding of local circ policies regarding placement of holds
  • Next Steps for CCSU
    Promotion – faculty and library staff
    Usage statistics gathering
    More prominent placement on our new website
  • WorldCat Local Quickstart Resources
    General information: http://www.oclc.org/worldcatlocal/quickstart/default.htm
    Registration form: https://www3.oclc.org/app/local/quickstart/
    Webinar registration and schedule: http://www.oclc.org/worldcatlocal/support/registration.htm
    Service configuration guide: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcatlocal/ServiceConfigurationGuide.pdf