Release Date: May 18, 2022
This release of My Account provides an enhancement for libraries with WorldCat Discovery to help you offer an improved experience for your library users:
This enhancement is the direct result of your feedback.
For this release, we recommend that you review the following checklists and complete the relevant tasks so that you can adjust your policies and workflows and train your staff. These checklists identify updates that we have determined as significant for most institutions. We encourage you to review all of the items in the release notes to determine whether there are other items that might require additional action or follow up by your institution.
These items require immediate action or decisions.
If your library uses WorldCat Discovery, you are able to customize the following:
For details, see WorldCat Discovery release notes, March 2022.
In an effort to keep your staff informed of new features and changes, you may also want to consider these items.
Share these release notes with your colleagues.
Include Request ID with problem reports
When reporting an issue with My Account or WorldCat Discovery, it's very helpful to include the Request ID. It can be found at the bottom of the screen on which the issue occurred. Including this information allows us to directly trace what happened on the request we are troubleshooting.
Expand and collapse search details for permanently saved searches
For libraries with WorldCat Discovery
When viewing saved searches, users now have the option to view each search in collapsed or expanded format, allowing them to access full details for their search. This experience has been redesigned to mirror the search history tab to better support a user’s journey within their account.
Previously, users saw all details for saved searches and could not collapse the view.
With this release, users can choose to expand or collapse details for specific saved searches.
New collasped view
New expanded view
For more information, see Search activity.
Bug fixes and known issues
For a full list of current and recently fixed issues, see Known issues for My Account.
To help you become familiar with the new features, enhancements and improvements included in this release, update sessions scheduled. Please note the session time zones when registering. The sessions will be recorded and archived for future viewing on the OCLC Community Center. Please register, even if you are unable to attend, to receive a link to the recorded session.
- Product Insights: WorldShare Management Services
- Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 1:00 pm EST
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- Product Insights: Resource Sharing
- Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 2:00 pm EST
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- WorldCat Discovery
- Product Insights: WorldCat Discovery
- Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022, 12:00 pm EST
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