Library Search Feature Added to WorldCat…08.18.09

18 08 2009

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OCLC announced a new feature to WorldCat:

“A library search feature is now available to WorldCat users. Users can search for libraries by name/keyword, location or zip/postal code – and refine their search results by library type, such as Public Library or Academic Library (results via the ‘Library type’ filter on the top-right of the results set).

The order of library search results will vary depending on the type of search that is conducted:

– If ‘zip /postal code’ is used to search, libraries in that code will be returned. The results will be ordered by proximity to the zip/postal code center.
Please note: At this time, the WorldCat library search is unable to include libraries in nearby cities and in some cases nearby zip/postal codes- enhancements to this feature are planned in the near future.

– If library name/ keyword is used to search, results will be ordered alphabetical by all libraries with that search term in the library name.

– If specific location search is used, such as ‘city, state’; results will be listed alphabetical by library name within that location.

Google Maps have also been integrated into the experience to make it easier to find a library near you…”


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