Library Technology Reports

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 6, August-September

Introduction
There have been many discussions in the library community on grand topics such as the future of the catalog, discovery to delivery, working at the network level, and syndication of information. (1) The University of Washington Libraries used these...
Planning and Implementation
WorldCat Local provides a new service environment to the library user. Because WorldCat Local integrates a number of data sources (local library catalog, consortial library catalog, digital collections, article databases) and library services (local...
Summary
WorldCat Local has reduced the complexity of resource discovery and delivery. It is a service that has been driven by user needs and has been tested by our users. New features that have improved the user experience at the University of Washington include...
Usage and Impact of WorldCat Local
When we released WorldCat Local in late April 2007, we made the WorldCat Local search box the default on the UW Libraries main home page. We knew this was necessary in order to get sufficient real user data and input in order to improve the product....
User Experience, Feedback, and Testing
From the start, WorldCat Local was designed to be an end-user tool, one that would seamlessly integrate our myriad discovery and delivery systems into one interface, and ideally an interface with as few dead ends as possible. Its design was based on...
Why WorldCat Local? "Web Scale" Discovery and Delivery of Library Resources
Before WorldCat Local, OCLC had built two platforms that addressed the "Web scale" discovery and delivery of library resources: Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org. Open WorldCat integrates WorldCat content into popular search engines (Google, Yahoo! Search,...
Working at the Network Level
Historically, the library catalog has described a library collection. All those catalog cards in all those cabinets collectively described and provided intellectual access to the physical objects held in the library. With the advent of online catalogs,...
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