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Status Reviewed - on hold
Created by Nicholas Gates
Created on Jan 10, 2024

ADD RESOURCE - add world-wide searching to integrated discovery function


We've recently added the OCLC discovery integration to our ADD RESOURCE button within the reading list. It's a significant improvement on searching the Nielson database. However, it currently searches our own holdings only. We would ideally like the world-wide search function included at some stage...if possible.



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  • Admin
    Georgia Georgiou
    Jan 11, 2024

    Hi, this is something we will review as part of our Bookmarking improvements in 2024. Best, Georgia

  • Guest
    Jan 11, 2024

    Just to provide the alternative perspective on this: for us at Oxford Brookes, having the default search on the OCLC integration being only of our holdings is definitely our preference. With the Nielsen search, our biggest problem was lecturers failing to distinguish between resources we did have in stock and those we didn't (even when we did, for example, have another edition or version of the same resource in stock, they'd still select the one we didn't hold).

    If the worldwide search does get included at some point, we would want the worldwide results very clearly separated out from the local holdings, with the local holdings appearing first, and very self-explanatory labelling of the two (eg "Items held by your library", "items not held by your library".