Worldcat Local Quickstart

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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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  • Requires minimal technical expertise to implement
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  • Worldcat Local Quickstart

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

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