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How to Get a Melvyl Staff Account

OCLC introduced staff accounts for WorldCat Discovery (beta) in June 2014.  With a Melvyl staff account, campus library staff can view MARC records, view the OCLC# on the brief record display, and search by library holding symbol. Further staff account features are anticipated.

1. Locate your campus Melvyl Staff Account Contact on the Melvyl Operations Liaison roster

2. Email your contact a request for a "WorldCat Discovery/Melvyl staff account" and provide:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address
  • Your existing username if you already have an account (this will most likely apply to ILL staff)

3. Use your new staff account in the WorldCat Discovery beta. See campus-specific links to Preview WorldCat Discovery Beta. Staff Accounts do not work in existing WorldCat Local Melvyl.

For CDL or UCOP staff:
CDL is not a cataloging unit so the non-campus-specific version of Melvyl (melvyl.on.worldcat.org/discovery) doesn’t support a MARC display. CDL/UCOP staff should contact the CDL/UCOP liaison (see Melvyl Operations Liaison roster above) to determine the best instance(s) of WorldCat Discovery with which to associate their staff account.

Last updated: March 03, 2015