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Display Settings

Learn how to configure a custom notification to display to your library users on WorldCat Discovery.

Header/Footer settings

Sign-in Promotion

Determine whether to promote sign-in to library users by enabling the Display sign-in prompt. Signing-in allows users to request materials and access My Account. 

 Note:  WorldCat Discovery is working on future functionality that will provide a deeper level of personalization which will require user’s to sign-in before taking advantage of these upcoming features. 

Custom Notification

Configure a custom message to display to your library users in WorldCat Discovery and in My Account to notify them of important information.

To configure a Custom Notification:

  1. Enable the Display customized notification setting.
  2. Enter the text of your Notification Message.
    • 500 character limit.
    • Optional. Type ${Link!} to display the Notification Link Display Text in your Notification Message.
  3. Optional. Add Translation for the Notification Message.
    1. Select the desired language from the drop-down.
    2. Add Custom Text to display when the user has selected this language in the WorldCat Discovery interface.
  4. Enter the Notification Link Display Text.
  5. Optional. Add Translation for the Notification Link Display Text.
    1. Select the desired language from the drop-down.
    2. Add Custom Text to display when the user has selected this language in the WorldCat Discovery interface.
  6. Enter the Notification Link URL.
  7. Click Save.

Custom links menu

Configure the label for the Resources menu in the navigation bar and footer. Retain the default label of Resources or enter a custom label appropriate for your users.

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To configure a custom label:

  1. Enable the Use custom text setting. If not, the default text of Resources will display.
  2. Enter the Display Text.
    • 35 character limit.
  3. Optional. Add Translation for the Display Text.
    1. Select the desired language from the drop-down.
    2. Add Custom Text to display when the user has selected this language in the WorldCat Discovery, My Account or patron request form interface.
  4. Click Save.

Citation Style

 Customize your preferred citation styles to display in WorldCat Discovery. Citation styles are in alphabetical order. Options include:

  • ACS 3rd ed.
  • AMA 10th ed.
  • APA 7th ed.
  • ASA 6th ed.
  • Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS)
  • Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC)
  • Bluebook 20th ed.
  • Chicago (author-date) 17th ed.
  • Chicago (notes-bibliography) 17th ed.
  • CSE 8th ed.
  • Harvard (Cite Them Right) 10th ed.
  • MLA 9th ed.
  • Turabian (author-date) 9th ed.
  • Turabian (notes-bibliography) 9th ed.

Library users will see the preferred citation styles surface in the citation modal in the user interface. Refer to Share records and create citations for more information.

WorldCat Holdings Audience Levels Access

WorldCat holdings audience levels will allow WMS libraries to control who can see if they have specific titles or copies of an item in their collection. By assigning a specific level to a holding, you can suppress the holding from the general public.

Setting up IP address restrictions allows My Authenticated Users to access holdings without having to sign in if they are within the recognized IP range.  

 Note:  You will need to manage and assign WorldCat Holdings Audience Levels in Record Manager. WorldCat Discovery considers these settings and displays the appropriate access level to users. 

Save Search 

Configure Save Search functionality for your institution. Additionally, configure whether the save search action shows on the search results to both authenticated and non-authenticated users. If a user is not authenticated, they will be prompted to sign in to use this functionality. 

For more information, see Save search.

  1. Select to Enable Save Search.
  2. Determine whether to Display the save search button to unauthenticated users.
    • If a user is not authenticated, they will be prompted to sign in to use this functionality. 
  3. Determine whether to use Save search as the default text or to use custom text to display.
    • Add your custom text to Display Text.
      • 35 character limit.
  4. Optional. Add Translation for the Display Text.
    1. Select the desired language from the drop-down.
    2. Add Custom Text to display when the user has selected this language in the WorldCat Discovery and My Account interface.
  5. Click Save.

Search Alert (beta)

This feature is available to WorldShare Management Services and WorldCat Discovery Premium libraries.

Configure search alert functionality for your institution, which allows users to monitor new, relevant information to saved search queries and be automatically notified if new results meet their saved search alert criteria.

 Note: Save search functionality must also be enabled to leverage the search alert functionality. Refer to Save Search for more information.

For more information, refer to Search history and save searches.

  1. Select to Enable Search Alert.
    1. Select the E-mail frequency for how often users will receive alerts for their saved query. Options include:
      • Weekly
      • Monthly
      • Quarterly
    2. Select the Duration for how long a particular saved query will receive alerts. Options include:
      • 6 months
      • 12 months
      • 24 months
      • 36 months
  2. Determine whether to Use the default text or Use custom text.
    • The default text Create alert will display as the action button on your WorldCat Discovery and My Account site unless a custom text is used.
  3. Optional. Add Translation for the Display Text.
    1. Select the desired language from the drop-down.
    2. Add Custom Text to display when the user has selected this language in the WorldCat Discovery and My Account interface.
  4. Click Save.

Search History

Configure search history functionality for your institution. 

For more information, see Search history.

  1. Select to Enable Search History.
  2. Determine whether to use Search history as the default text or to use custom text to display.
    • Add your custom text to Display Text.
      • 35 character limit.
    • The custom text will only display in the navigation bar. Search history will continue to display on the Search history page and the footer.
  3. Optional. Add Translation for the Display Text.
    1. Select the desired language from the drop-down.
    2. Add Custom Text to display when the user has selected this language in the WorldCat Discovery and My Account interface.
  4. Click Save.