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Beta Planning for CDL & Campuses

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Monitoring WorldCat Local & OCLC FirstSearch 

  • WorldCat Local: CDL’s Melvyl Operations Team is monitoring WorldCat Local by flagging potential issues for UC, communicating with OCLC’s WCD Product Manager, attending monthly informational webinars and participating in the WorldCat Discovery beta advisory group. Most importantly, the Melvyl Operations Team will manage the service configurations and work with OCLC on technical problems before during and after the merge/switchover process.
  • FirstSearch: Robert Heyer-Gray (UCD), FirstSearch Resource Liaison, and Holly Eggleston (CDL), Electronic Resource Analyst, are monitoring FirstSearch development and providing suggestions on the interface when compared with existing FirstSearch functionality. Both Bob and Holly will work with other CDL staff to get the word out to the UC campuses on the migration.

Technical Role

CDL Melvyl Operations Team: We manage the service configuration and work with OCLC on technical problems with FirstSearch, WorldCat Local and beta versions.

Campuses: Assist with testing.

Migration Plan

CDL Melvyl Operations Team: Since OCLC decided in March 2016 to retain separate service interfaces for WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch, our migration plan is no longer dependent on both products being merged into WorldCat Discovery. We will switch to the new products when we have confirmed they meet our functional needs and each product is stable in production.

Campuses: Assist in testing. Update instructional materials. Update URLs and search forms on library websites.

Last updated: March 18, 2016