To access this screen, sign in Service Configuration, open the WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local left navigation, select Search Settings.
Customize the search defaults and search results display for WorldCat Discovery.
Customize the search defaults for WorldCat Discovery.
It is possible to allow Discovery users to search using boolean operators in French. To allow French boolean operators in WorldCat Discover searches, use the toggle switch to Allow French boolean operators in WorldCat Discovery.
The following French boolean operators can be used:
- ET = AND
- OU = OR
- SAUF = NOT
Note: These operators must be entered in all uppercase letters to be considered boolean operators.
Determine how search results are grouped by default. The user will be able to change these settings after the initial display of the search results.
If the following settings are enabled, search results are grouped by work by default depending on the scope level in WorldCat Discovery:
- Group related editions for search results scoped to [Your Level 1, Level 2, and 3 group] by default
- See Relevancy and Scoping for more information.
- Group related editions for search results scoped to libraries worldwide by default
Edition grouping brings records together that have the same:
- WorkID (title, author, format)
- Language of publication
- Sub-format (if applicable)
- Year of publication
- Publisher (first entry)
If disabled, search results are grouped by variant record by default. This will group records under a representative record for the same edition that may be in a different language of cataloging or a duplicate record that has not yet been merged.
Define how library users are allowed to control grouping of variant records in search results and Explore Editions and Formats. Displaying the controls allows library users to group and ungroup variant records. If controls are not displayed, variant records will be grouped by default.
- Enable Display control to group variant records in search results and Editions and Formats to allow for the display of the option to group or ungroup variant records. Users will see a Group variant records filter in WorldCat Discovery that will allow them to navigate to the flat view in WorldCat Discovery search results where all records are ungrouped from an edition cluster.
- Variant records are records that are for the same edition, but in a different language of cataloging or a duplicate record that has not yet been merged.
- If disabled, the Group variant records filter will not display to users in WorldCat Discovery search results. When Group variant records does not display, the search results will be grouped by variant record when Group related editions is disabled in WorldCat Discovery interface.
- If you have chosen to display the Group variant records filter, you can select to Group variant records by default. The Group variant records filter will be enabled by default on user's search results. To see a flat view, users must disable the Group variant records filter on search results to ungroup from the search results page.
Note: Carefully consider the benefits of displaying the Group variant records filter and allowing users to ungroup variant records. Presenting an ungrouped list to patrons may present more options than desired. OCLC research and testing suggests that clustering editions and formats adds efficiency to searching for most users.
See Filter and refine search results for more information.
Define the default display of item availability for grouped records. To enable availability from the edition group, select one of the options below:
- Display availability from the edition group: Availability information will display for each record in the edition cluster on the representative record.
- Display availability from the OCLC number: Availability information will be displayed for the OCLC number of the representative record.
See Representative record and availability display on grouped search results for more information.
You may define how search results are sorted by default when initially displayed. A user may change this setting to view other sort options, but every time a search result is initially displayed, the default sort setting will always be selected. Choose your default sort level from the list.
The WorldCat Local default sort is no longer supported by WorldCat Discovery.
|Best Match||Blends Title, Author, Date and Worldwide Holdings with an emphasis placed on Title.|
|Recency||Blends Date, Title, Author and Worldwide Holdings with an emphasis placed on Date.|
|Author (A to Z)||
Sorts by special characters or numbers in the first name, then A to Z by last name.
Sorts chronologically by publication date with newest items listed first.
|Date (Oldest)||Sorts chronologically by publication date with oldest items listed first.|
|Library||Considers individual holdings first, then blends Title, Author, Date and Worldwide Holdings.|
|Most Widely Held||Presents an "unclustered" view of search results with an emphasis on Worldwide Holdings in a blend of Date, Title, and Author. Use this sort option to view best results for interlibrary loan requests.|
|Title||Sorts by special characters, then alphabetically by Title. Only the article "the" is ignored.|
Search Expansion Settings
Enable expanded search queries using related terms.
Allow searching across authority files to find relevant search terms, even when using related, variant, or deprecated search terms.
- Enable the Expand user's queries using authority data i.e. related terms setting to show the Expand search with related terms option in the WorldCat Discovery interface.
- Enable Expand query using authority data by default to turn this feature on automatically in the WorldCat Discovery interface.
- Select Authority files:
- AAT Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- LCGenre Library of Congress Genres
- LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File
- LCSH Library of Congress Subject Headings
- MeSH Medical Subject Headings
- RVM Répertoire de vedettes-matière
- RVM uses controlled terms from the French languages
- RVMGF Répertoire de vedettes-matière Genre Form
- RVMGF uses controlled terms from the French languages
See Refine This Search for more information.
Search Filters Settings
The Search filter settings section is used to select which filters appear in your search results and how the selected filters appear.
Each available filter can be configured to display in a specific way. Use the options in the columns to determine how each filter appears.
Note: Filters will display only when the selected database(s) have metadata available to support them, not all databases support all filters.
|Order||Use the up and down arrow buttons to arrange the display order of the filters.|
The following filters can be configured:
|Hide or Show||Toggle the button to show or hide the filter in search results.|
|Expand or Collapse||Toggle the button to expand or collapse the content of each filter by default.|
Select a Display Label from the drop-down list.
Click Save to save changes.
Search Results Settings
Display Editions & Formats link on search results
Note: This functionality is for WorldCat Discovery only.
Determine whether or not to allow the View all editions & formats link to appear on search results in WorldCat Discovery.
Clicking on the View all editions & formats link from the search results will open the Explore Editions and Formats section of the item record. For information on filtering Editions and Formats, please see Selected Filters.
Display alternate formats on search results
Note: This functionality is for WorldCat Discovery only.
To help users access all locally held formats from a default edition, libraries can configure other locally-held formats to display on search results. When viewing search results, WorldCat Discovery displays one link for each unique format locally held by your institution.
For more information, see Display locally held formats on search results.