NEBASE Hour - Sept. 2008 - WorldCat on the Web


Published on Open WorldCat? What's the difference?
These two services make records of library-owned materials in OCLC's WorldCat database available to Web users via a unique destination website and on popular Internet search, bibliographic and bookselling sites. The result: OCLC member libraries are more visible on the Web, and their catalogs are more accessible from the sites where many people start their search for information.

Attend this session to learn how your library and your patrons benefit from all of the features of WorldCat on the Web, such as:

Personal profiles
Ratings & reviews
RSS feeds
Citation formatting
and more!

Presented by Christa Burns as the NEBASE Hour for September 3, 2008.

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  • Hi I’m [name/title] and I’m excited that you could make it to our Open WorldCat program presentation today. I want to speak briefly about the program, it’s goals and where we are today. I’ll start with some background and a brief update and then conduct a demonstration of Open WorldCat.
  • NEBASE Hour - Sept. 2008 - WorldCat on the Web

    1. 1. WorldCat on the Web NEBASE Hour September 3, 2008 Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator NEBASE
    2. 2. WorldCat – the Heart of OCLC WorldCat Database FirstSearch Connexion Open WorldCat WorldCat Resource Sharing Client Browser Yahoo! Search, Google, etc. Other Databases
    3. 3. Why WorldCat on the Web? <ul><li>Help OCLC member libraries make their collections visible and available from heavily used sites on the open Web </li></ul><ul><li>Help Web searchers discover the richness of library collections and link them to their local library for service </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Open WorldCat? <ul><li>Program that lets major search engines and other partner Web sites integrate WorldCat data with their own services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Search, Google, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entire WorldCat database available for harvesting by search engines; actual number of records varies by site </li></ul><ul><li>Drives traffic to library resources and services </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is <ul><li>Destination Web site for public searching of the entire WorldCat database </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple searching </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable WorldCat search box that Web site owners (library and non-library) can add to their sites </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking – profiles, reviews, lists, citation formatting </li></ul>
    6. 6. What about FirstSearch? <ul><li> and Open WorldCat are benefits of your subscription to WorldCat on FirstSearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries must have a subscription to WorldCat on FirstSearch for their holdings to show in Open WorldCat and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All libraries in Nebraska have subscription access to WorldCat on FirstSearch via NebraskAccess </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FirstSearch is research oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-database searching </li></ul><ul><li>All library ownership information </li></ul>
    7. 7. Your Library’s Link <ul><li>Deep-linking takes patrons to an individual item’s record in your library’s online catalog </li></ul><ul><li>FirstSearch Administrative Module – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking tab  Web Library Catalogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutorial using WorldCat Registry </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. WorldCat Search Plug-ins <ul><li>Facebook application </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox browser search extension </li></ul><ul><li>Google Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    9. 9. Social Networking <ul><li>Personal profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reviews and ratings </li></ul>
    10. 10. Clicks to Libraries
    11. 11. OCLC Usage Statistics <ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. Promotional Materials Customizable tools for promoting <ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Poster </li></ul><ul><li>Table tent </li></ul><ul><li>News release </li></ul><ul><li>Flier </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint slides </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 13. WorldCat Promotional materials Kits include: Flyer, Bookmark, Shelf hanger, Brief article
    14. 14. WorldCat Web Resources <ul><li>WorldCat Web site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat Toolbox: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat Public Views Comparison: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> comparison </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat Blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Demonstration
    16. 16. NEBASE Hour: WorldCat on the Web <ul><li>Questions ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Christa Burns </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC Member Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>NEBASE </li></ul><ul><li>800-307-2665 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>