Albertsons Library: WorldCat Set for an Upgrade

After the end of the spring semester, Albertsons Library will upgrade the existing WorldCat Local online catalog and search tool to its successor: WorldCat Discovery. The upgrade will go live mid-May.

WorldCat Discovery includes an improved interface with easier and faster search navigation, including on mobile devices. Users who have tried the interface describe it as being easier to navigate with a more sophisticated design. More citation styles are available and the link for a specific catalog record is easier to find and copy.

All materials in the WorldCat Local will be available in WorldCat Discovery. Users still will be able to place requests and holds and easily narrow searches from items in all of the world’s libraries that use WorldCat/OCLC resources to only items that Albertsons Library owns.

A preview option of the interface is now available in the WorldCat Discovery sandbox. Try it online and share your thoughts with library staffers: https://library.boisestate.edu/albertsons-library/worldcat-discovery/