WorldCat.org & WorldCat Local What’s the dif?
WorldCat.org and Local
Introducing WorldCat.org <ul><li>WorldCat.org is the online catalog that any library can join ($) – public/academic/milita...
WorldCat.org (pg2) <ul><li>Let’s look for Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone in  WorldCat.org </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat....
WorldCat Local <ul><li>WorldCat.org with a twist (Only local library in NW is UW) </li></ul><ul><li>Local overlays a libra...
WorldCat Local (pg 2) <ul><li>Let’s look up Steven H. Ackers using the  UW Library catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Local library...
Using WorldCat.org and Local <ul><li>Local has the same basic functionality as WorldCat.org </li></ul><ul><li>Look up book...
WorldCat Fun for All <ul><li>Lists – no limit, up to 250 items per list </li></ul><ul><li>Notes – write your own notes abo...
WorldCat.org & Local WorldCat What’s next?  WorldCat Delivery (now available in MT)
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  1. 1. WorldCat.org & WorldCat Local What’s the dif?
  2. 2. WorldCat.org and Local
  3. 3. Introducing WorldCat.org <ul><li>WorldCat.org is the online catalog that any library can join ($) – public/academic/military </li></ul><ul><li>If you join WorldCat.org, then your holdings will show up when someone searches WorldCat.org or WorldCat Local. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WorldCat.org (pg2) <ul><li>Let’s look for Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone in WorldCat.org </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat.org guesses your zip-code based on your computer network </li></ul><ul><li>Lists the nearest libraries first </li></ul><ul><li>Click into each libraries’ catalog – some work, some don’t (vendor?) </li></ul>
  5. 5. WorldCat Local <ul><li>WorldCat.org with a twist (Only local library in NW is UW) </li></ul><ul><li>Local overlays a library’s catalog system - it’s what the users see when they search the catalog </li></ul><ul><li>UW 80% increase in Summit Borrowing </li></ul>
  6. 6. WorldCat Local (pg 2) <ul><li>Let’s look up Steven H. Ackers using the UW Library catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Local library’s holdings come first, then Summit – shows availability of all Summit libraries on screen (even Lane – who’s not in WorldCat) – and then all the WorldCat.org libraries </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using WorldCat.org and Local <ul><li>Local has the same basic functionality as WorldCat.org </li></ul><ul><li>Look up books and articles </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-in from either WordCat.org or from UW – you are signing-in to WordCat.org </li></ul>
  8. 8. WorldCat Fun for All <ul><li>Lists – no limit, up to 250 items per list </li></ul><ul><li>Notes – write your own notes about an item </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks – delicious, Facebook, MySpace, Digg… (32 sites) </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews – read and right reviews </li></ul>
  9. 9. WorldCat.org & Local WorldCat What’s next? WorldCat Delivery (now available in MT)
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