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How to live without WorldCat?

@rudibrarian wrote: We have decided to do without WorldCat rather than buy in to the new interface. Faculty aren't taking this decision well (although they aren't grasping that most of the loss they...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@Bfister wrote: Ermmm..... we just use the free version, worldcat.org? It's somehow hooked into our authentication so it's easy to ILL from it. Am I hallucinating? Is it really as easy as that? I use...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@rudibrarian wrote: The fact that you are a First Search subscriber gets you integrated into WorldCat.org -- both your catalog and your ILL. When we separate from WorldCat, we lose both of those...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@Bfister wrote: Ahhhh.... forgot that wrinkle. I guess every library in Minnesota is in Worldcat because Minitex has a statewide arrangement. I had totally forgotten how I used to carp about how it...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@lisalibrarian wrote: I answered you on FB but just to put here for everyone. We are not going without. We are scoping WCD to WC. Worldcat.org insufficient for our users. Read full topic

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How to live without WorldCat?

@stephenfrancoeur wrote: We're going to switch over from the FirstSearch interface to the new one eventually (here's ours). I'm confused by the OCLC Service Configuration options, though. I don't want...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@stephenfrancoeur wrote: I may have gotten an answer (thanks Twitter friends!) It looks l like removing WorldCat.org as one of the databases does the trick (i.e., removes MEDLINE and other article...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@stephenfrancoeur wrote: Well, that did remove MEDLINE results, but it also removed the book results I expected to find. Adding WorldCat.org back in among the databases searched brought the book...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@RachelW wrote: *cringes a little about MEDLINE in Primo * Read full topic

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How to live without WorldCat?

@stephenfrancoeur wrote: I'm confused again by WorldCat. Which is the version that is supposed to replace our ArticleFirst interface: This one http://baruchcollege.worldcat.org/ Or that one...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@Bfister wrote: Just to show you how completely unsophisticated I am, I use worldcat to ILL books we don't have (or I just go there and am pleasantly surprised to see we have a book). I don't use it...

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How to live without WorldCat?

@stephenfrancoeur wrote: Yeah, we just want it for tracking down books in the wider world. I've figure out how to make the articles go away finally. Read full topic

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