WorldCat Local Illinois


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This is a powerpoint about the WorldCat Local pilot in Illinois presented at the Illinois Library
Association conference in October 2007

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WorldCat Local Illinois

  1. 1. Illinois WorldCat Local
  2. 2. Partners <ul><li>Illinois Library Systems -- LTLS is the Fiscal Agent </li></ul><ul><li>The Illinois State Library </li></ul><ul><li>Participating Libraries (35) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LTLS (3 libraries - 2 public, 1 school) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CARLI/I-Share (ISL, UIUC, Northeastern) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rolling Prairie Library System (3 libraries - public, school, special) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Computer Service (CCS) (23 libraries - public) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glenside Public Library (DLS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OCLC </li></ul>
  3. 3. WorldCat Local <ul><li>Uses a local version of that displays your library’s collections first, </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperates with existing ILS and interlibrary loan systems, </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a single-search interface for all resources, and </li></ul><ul><li>Offers social-networking tools such as list sharing and reviews. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why use OCLC? <ul><li>Leverages the Illinois library holdings in WorldCat with other added functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Timing -- OCLC was developing WorldCat Local and it is better to be part of the test and beta in order to influence the product </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC can provide a single solution (vendor) for both Discovery and Delivery (PAC to Circulation to ILL) </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC traditionally has developed tools that individual libraries can configure without the intervention of a 3rd party </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC has relationships with other search engines -- Google, Yahoo etc. </li></ul><ul><li>ISL purchases statewide electronic resources from OCLC and those resources can easily be a incorporated as part of the single interface Discovery interface (PAC) </li></ul>
  5. 5. To see WorldCat Local in action, please visit one of the following LTLS sites: <ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. A “Google-like” search box can be placed in multiple locations on your website or other sites where your users are likely to find it.
  7. 7. Relevance, the default sort, will display resulting records available at your library, then the consortium, and finally the full WorldCat database. Faceted searching allows the user to refine a search by author, content, format, or date.
  8. 8. For physical items in the library, call number and shelf status are displayed. To see availability at other libraries in the consortium, click on the + sign.
  9. 9. For a citation to this book, click on the “ Cite this Item” link.
  10. 10. A variety of citations are displayed.
  11. 11. The detailed record for Roasted Peanuts can be viewed toward the bottom of the record display under the tab, “Details.” Click on “subjects” to see additional subject headings.
  12. 12. 'You can also view reviews, if any have been published, and other WorldCat Libraries that own the book.
  13. 13. The “Libraries” tab displays those libraries that own this title beginning with the closest library and then listing libraries that are farther away.
  14. 14. If you only want articles, click on that option under the category, Format.
  15. 15. Let’s select the first article…
  16. 16. and then click on “Check for Electronic Resources”
  17. 17. The full text of the article we want is available in Wilson Select Plus, one of the FirstSearch databases available at Mattoon Public Library. For access to full text, click on the “Find article” link.
  18. 18. In FirstSearch click the View Full Text link within the detailed record.
  19. 19. By registering and signing in to WorldCat, users can access “social networking” services to create and share lists and reviews.
  20. 21. Going back to the item information for Roasted Peanuts , we can select “review this item.”
  21. 22. Since we have successfully signed in, we can create and submit a review.
  22. 23. In this search for Halloween, we will limit to sound recordings…
  23. 24. and then select item # 4.
  24. 25. This sound recording is not available at Mattoon Public Library, but the user can select “place hold”…
  25. 26. and logon to LINC to complete the transaction.
  26. 27. Since we are still logged on to our WorldCat account, we can choose to save this item to a list. In this case, we will choose the list entitled, “October story hour” which we created at an earlier time.
  27. 28. The list service provides space for notes and can be made public for sharing or kept private.
  28. 29. To share your thoughts on WorldCat Local, click on the Survey link at the top of the screen.
  29. 30. and fill out and submit the brief survey.
  30. 31. A unique Illinois research and development project with WorldCat Local
  31. 32. To see WorldCat Local in action, please visit one of the following LTLS sites: <ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 33. QUESTIONS?????? <ul><li>Jan Ison [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Boze [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Laurie Bartolini [email_address] </li></ul>