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Introduction To World Cat

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Information about Introduction To World Cat

Published on June 1, 2007

Author: nebraskaccess

Source: slideshare.net

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OCLC's WorldCat database is an essential tool for librarians around the world. If you're not a regular user of WorldCat through FirstSearch and aren't familiar with its value, then this session is for you. If you view it you will learn how to: Search for a known item (e.g., perform an author/title search); limit a search to just juvenile (or non-juvenile) material; limit a search to just fiction (or non-fiction) material;
limit a search by document type; identify nearby libraries that own items of interest; search for books on a particular topic (e.g., perform a subject search). Special emphasis will be placed on using WorldCat to identify items to purchase or request through interlibrary loan to meet patrons' information needs.
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Introduction to WorldCat: What is it and how can it help me do my job? Susan Knisely Online Services Librarian Nebraska Library Commission June 1, 2007

What is WorldCat The most popular database available via OCLC’s FirstSearch Service A union catalog containing > 84 million records describing material owned by libraries around the world: Books, videos, sound recordings, maps, manuscripts, anything else libraries have cataloged using OCLC’s cataloging services

The most popular database available via OCLC’s FirstSearch Service

A union catalog containing > 84 million records describing material owned by libraries around the world:

Books, videos, sound recordings, maps, manuscripts, anything else libraries have cataloged using OCLC’s cataloging services

What is WorldCat (cont.) Records represent material in over 470 languages and material dating back to 1,000 B.C. A great place to go when you’re trying to identify and locate an item you don’t own locally (because you want to purchase it, refer your patron to it, or request it via ILL)

Records represent material in over 470 languages and material dating back to 1,000 B.C.

A great place to go when you’re trying to identify and locate an item you don’t own locally (because you want to purchase it, refer your patron to it, or request it via ILL)

How can I access WorldCat WorldCat is one of 12 databases available through Nebraska’s statewide FirstSearch subscription. Libraries can: Access WorldCat through their own unique FirstSearch account; or Use the streamlined WorldCat-only account customized by NLC.

WorldCat is one of 12 databases available through Nebraska’s statewide FirstSearch subscription.

Libraries can:

Access WorldCat through their own unique FirstSearch account; or

Use the streamlined WorldCat-only account customized by NLC.

How can I access WorldCat (cont.) Directly: firstsearch.oclc.org (using an authorization and password) firstsearch.oclc.org/FSIP (using IP recognition) Through NebraskAccess: www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess (using an authorization/password, IP recognition, a NebraskAccess password or a NE driver’s license number)

Directly:

firstsearch.oclc.org (using an authorization and password)

firstsearch.oclc.org/FSIP (using IP recognition)

Through NebraskAccess:

www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess (using an authorization/password, IP recognition, a NebraskAccess password or a NE driver’s license number)

Forgotten Authorization/Password? Contact the Nebraska Library Commission Network Services Department at: Phone: 800-307-2665 Email: [email_address]

Contact the Nebraska Library Commission Network Services Department at:

Phone: 800-307-2665

Email: [email_address]

Never Registered? Go to: www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess Click on Learn More about NebraskAccess Click on Librarian’s Toolbox Click on Registration Fill out and submit the online registration form * Nebraska libraries only!

Go to:

www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess

Click on Learn More about NebraskAccess

Click on Librarian’s Toolbox

Click on Registration

Fill out and submit the online registration form

* Nebraska libraries only!

Let’s see how it works… DEMO

DEMO

Additional Sources of Information Making the Most of WorldCat www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/help/fsworldcat1.pdf WorldCat Practice Questions & Answers www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/help/fsworldcatquestions.pdf Nebraska Library Codes www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/help/nebraskalibcodes.pdf Recording: WorldCat Search Strategies www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/training/eventshow.asp?ProgID=7722

Making the Most of WorldCat www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/help/fsworldcat1.pdf

WorldCat Practice Questions & Answers

www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/help/fsworldcatquestions.pdf

Nebraska Library Codes

www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/help/nebraskalibcodes.pdf

Recording: WorldCat Search Strategies

www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/training/eventshow.asp?ProgID=7722

Questions? Susan Knisely 402-471-3849 / 800-307-2665 [email_address]

Susan Knisely

402-471-3849 / 800-307-2665

[email_address]

Your feedback is important to us! Shortly after today’s session we will email you a link to an online evaluation form. Please take a moment to fill out the form and let us know what you think! THANKS!

Shortly after today’s session we will email you a link to an online evaluation form.

Please take a moment to fill out the form and let us know what you think!

THANKS!

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