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First Look:. WorldCat Local. Discovery Software Evaluation Team, Oct 12, 2011. Systems Perspective. Integrate tool into other sites Search box API = WorldCat only? Interface customization: Ability to add internal scripts (doubtful). Library Systems: Search box (JavaScript).

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first look
First Look:

WorldCat Local

Discovery Software Evaluation Team, Oct 12, 2011

systems perspective
Systems Perspective
  • Integrate tool into other sites
    • Search box
    • API = WorldCat only?
  • Interface customization:
  • Ability to add internal scripts (doubtful)
library systems search box javascript
Library Systems: Search box (JavaScript)

<script src="http://warnerpacific.worldcat.org/wcpa/html/searchapi.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

</p>

<div id="wcl_searchbox" style="display: none;"></div>

<p>

<script type="text/javascript">

// <![CDATA[

// Mandatory customization

varparams = new Object();

params["layout"] = "h";

params["scoping"] = "1";

params["tabon"] = "1";

params["tabid"] = "all:books:arts:dvds";

params["dftab"] = "all";

params["w"] = 570;

params["h"] = 130;

params["lang"] = "en";

params["host"] = "warnerpacific.worldcat.org";

params["background"] = "#ffffff"; // override background color

// Optional customization, remove if you do not need

/*

params["title"] = "Search Your Library and beyond"; // override branding title

*/

// Call WorldCat Local to display search box

WCLSearch.display(params, "wcl_searchbox");

// ]]>

</script>

systems perspective1
Systems Perspective
  • Catalog load process: awesome…
    • well documented
    • We will continue to do this anyway
    • Internal workflow changes – for the better?
systems perspective2
Systems Perspective
  • Usage stats… wow!
systems perspective3
Systems Perspective
  • Course Reserves… a separate product?
  • System / vendor stability good
  • Slow to implement some new features?
    • Full text limiter in August 2011
    • Peer reviewed limit new in June 2011
    • Local data in May 2011
  • However I like that they have an updates page.
systems outstanding questions
Systems: Outstanding Questions
  • Responsiveness of customer service?
  • Including records for aggregator journals?
  • Sync with journal holdings?
  • Import

non-MARC data?

  • Create Custom

links?

functionality user perspective6
Functionality - User Perspective
  • Social media / sharing
  • Your Library Account vs
  • WorldCatSignIn
    • Useful after college – is it the same account?
outstanding questions functionality
Outstanding Questions - functionality
  • Still questions about relevance
  • Can multi-row be used on main search screen?
  • Field codes included in search box 
    • kw:"balanced scorecard" kw:higher education
  • UW not yet using as journal / newspaper locator
content perspective
Content Perspective
  • “More than 86,556 journals represented from sources including ArticleFirst, MEDLINE, ERIC, British Library Inside Serials, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, JSTOR, OAIster and Elsevier.”