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My Links Plus links display in WorldCat Local but do not display in Discovery

  • My Links Plus Website links and my other external database links display in WorldCat Local but do not display in Discovery. 
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery 

When changing over from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery there are some settings you may have to change in your Service Configuration, if you use non-WorldCat databases. 

  • In WorldCat Local links from non WorldCat databases were automatically displayed and no setting was required to be set
  • However, in Discovery you have to opt into display links from non WorldCat databases. (for example: Links Plus is not a WorldCat database)
  • Therefore, links from external databases that appeared in WorldCat Local, will now need to be enabled in Service Configuration for WorldCat Discovery
  • You will need to enable the following setting in Service Configuration:
        Log into your Service Configuration > Go to > WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local > Full Text and Open Access Links WorldCat Local Search Results / 
        WorldCat Discovery Search Results and Detailed Views
    > and select  Links from non-WorldCat Record 856 > Save Changes
  • Once this change has been made, your Links Plus and other external databases links should appear and be assessable in Discovery
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