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Is it possible to change the default scoping in WorldCat to only our institution and not all of WorldCat?

Applies to
  • Worldcat Discovery
  • OCLC Service Configuration 
Answer

Our institution's holdings come up first, we would prefer to be able to see our own holdings, as our library caters for young students.

It is possible to change the scoping:

  • Change the configuration in the OCLC Service Configuration for your library in Worldcat Discovery and Worldcat Local > Relevancy and Scoping for default settings
  • Our recommended scoping and sorting default for academic libraries are:
    • WorldCat Discovery Default Scoping Level - Libraries Worldwide
    • WorldCat Discovery Default Sort on Search Results : Library (Viewing available to your library first, matching terms in title, author, date, and other record details.)
  • However, if you change the WorldCat Discovery Default Scoping Level to your Library, we would also recommend changing the WorldCat Discovery Default Sort on Search Results to Best Match, because it makes the Library search algorithm redundant, because you are already only looking at the libraries holdings
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