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August 8, 2019, is the Last Day to Download Personal Lists from WorldCat Local

Personal lists from WorldCat Local can be downloaded and imported into WorldCat Discovery. Instructions can be found on here the FAQ for migrating personal lists.

Upgrading to WorldCat Discovery

In late spring 2019 Albertsons Library will upgrade the existing WorldCat Local online catalog and search tool to its successor WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Local will no longer be available as of August 9, 2019.

All materials in the WorldCat Local are available in WorldCat Discovery. 

What changes should I expect?

  • A responsive design search interface that works well on a variety of devices and screen sizes
  • Automated search suggestion for title searches
  • More sorting options
  • The call number for one copy per title will be displayed in the initial results list; clicking the title will display all copies the library has
  • The results list will remain visible after a title is selected
  • Users will be able to log into WorldCat Discovery with Boise State University credentials to create and access personal lists of up to 100 items; personal lists from WorldCat Local can be downloaded and then imported into the new system

Timeline

  • March 25, 2019
    • Preview option available
  • May 13, 2019
    • WorldCat Discovery is the primary search tool for finding materials in Albertsons Library
    • WorldCat Local still available.
  • Mid-May 2019
    • User accounts for creating personal lists available
  • August 8, 2019
    • Deadline to download personal lists from Worldcat Local
  • August 9, 2019
    • WorldCat Local no longer available

Questions? Contact us at worldcat@boisestate.edu

WorldCat Discovery VPAT