Answered By: Perseus Rex Molina
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2021     Views: 200

WorldCat Discovery (WCD) has been redesigned to enhance the user experience and increase access to the most used pages in the interface. This new version will be rolled out to the Benildean community on July 12, 2021.

Let's check out the new design:

Homepage

 

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Description

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At the top of the interface is the announcement banner where LRC can highlight important messages to the community. The user can dismiss this by clicking on the "X" at the banner's rightmost part.

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There are 2 ways to access WCD's "advanced search":

  1. At the top menu bar
  2. Just below the search box
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Similarly, the featured related links, which includes the LRC Website and our off-campus access portal, can either be accessed from the top menu bar or at the bottom of the page

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You can either use the "Sign In" link at the top right corner or at the bottom of the page. Once signed in, this area will feature links to the user's LRC account-related pages, including "Checkouts" and "Fees".

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The floating widget of "Chat with LaRCy" will always be at the bottom right as the user browses the WCD pages, ready to accept any query regarding LRC resources and services. When clicked, it will open a separate popup window for a live chat with a librarian (within LRC service hours only).

 

Search Results

 

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Description

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Indicators of search relevance (search terms highlighted on search results)

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Improved availability display on search results.

  • Summary statement indicates the number of copies available and the number of locations

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Access to other local editions and formats on search results

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User can view existing filters and add more search filters in the left panel. Retention of previous filters to new searches is the default behavior in every session. User can remove each filter by clicking its corresponding “X” (close) button. To remove all filters, click “Clear filters”.

The new version also features improved filter functionality, including:

  • Improved Group Related Editions setting
  • Improved Expand Search with Related Terms setting

You can expand or hide the filter options you do not want to use by clicking the chevron beside each name of the filter type.

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Cite, Share, Save actions implemented on search results and item detail

(The previous “Email” action is now integrated in the “Share” button)

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View Worldwide Editions and Formats access on brief search results

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Under Additional Databases are links to other databases that is optimized to be searched outside WorldCat Discovery. For now, only Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) is listed in this area. Click the database name to continue searching with the search terms in that database. To dismiss this area, click the downward-facing chevron beside “Additional Databases”. The area will collapse as a separate floating widget at the bottom right beside the “Chat with LaRCy” widget. Click this widget to display the Additional Databases area again.

 

Item Details

 

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Description of feature

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Indicators of search relevance (search terms highlighted on search results)

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Improved availability information in item detail page

  • Summary statement indicates the number of copies available and the number of locations
  • Sorting and pagination in availability 
  • Improved availability display by branch

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Access Options for retrieval options for the item
 

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Cite, Share, Save actions implemented on search results and item detail

(The previous “Email” action is now integrated in the “Share” button)

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Drawer design for access online links and libraries worldwide holdings
(Expand or hide information on various sections as desired) 

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Virtual shelf browse with location and availability information to view related items on the LRC shelves

 

For comments, suggestions and inquiries, please contact us through the following channels: email us at lrc@benilde.edu.ph ; follow our social media pages in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube ; or engage us in a live chat through our widget in our website at clr.benilde.edu.ph (Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM).  

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