Assessing the Usability of WorldCat Local: Findings and Considerations

  title={Assessing the Usability of WorldCat Local: Findings and Considerations},
  author={J. Bertot and Katy Berube and Peter Devereaux and K. Dhakal and Stephen Powers and Jennie Ray},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={207 - 221}
A number of academic, public, regional, and state libraries use WorldCat Local (WCL) as a resource location tool that enables users to search, find, and gain access to a range of print and electronic resources. WCL is a product of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and is a customizable resource locator and delivery tool that leverages a single-search-box interface to deliver access to nearly 900 million items from consortium member library collections to the world’s library collections… Expand
7 Citations

Topics from this paper


Electronic Resources in a Next-Generation Catalog: The Case of WorldCat Local
  • 6
  • Highly Influential
Chapter 6: WorldCat Local
  • 1
The New User Environment: The End of Technical Services?
  • 13
  • PDF
Chapter 4: Usage and Impact of WorldCat Local
  • 2
WorldCat Local Task Force Report to LAMP
  • 10
  • Highly Influential
Illinois WorldCat Local Usability Study: Final Report
  • 2
  • Highly Influential
WorldCat Local at the University of California: UsabilityTestings, Round Two, Fall 2009: Findings and Recommendations from the UC-OCLC Fall 2009 Assessment ProjectSummary Report.
  • University of California,
  • 2010
WorldCat Local.
  • Library Technology Reports 43,
  • 2007