The Winding Road: WorldCat Local as Discovery Tool at the University of South Florida Libraries Monica Metz-Wiseman Coordinator of Electronic Collections New dean Cycles of innovation – back to early adopter Incredible shrinking staff Background on “Selection” Stop reinventing the OPAC wheel Why WorldCat Local? Why WorldCat Local? Benefit for our users: one search Launched as “Next Generation Catalog” Promotion of WorldCat Local WorldCat Local road map – Relies on records in OCLC that may require record clean-up/reclamation Local branding, control Interoperates with circulation, ILL, link resolvers, local services, through linking and Z39.50 Hosted service What is WorldCat Local? Not exporting records, relying on Worldcat.org Vendor-neutral Another approach to the “catalog” How does it differ from Summon, EBSCO EDS, etc.? Designed for users Vendor neutral (Switzerland) Road map - forward thinking Richness of WorldCat content + proprietary Referrals from web to WorldCat Local Fast response time for searching Mobile Sandbox Reasonable pricing Web 2.0 features What we like about WorldCat Local Hard sell: public service librarians Comparison to local catalog – features and use Keeping up with an evolving product- beyond the launch Connecting to full text and KB’s Merged records and ebooks Proprietary records, EEBO, ECCO, etc. and permissions PDA program with EBL Where we struggle Central index vs. remote databases Presentation of article databases from initial search – what’s in WorldCat.org? Getting to local information fast and efficiently Regional campus libraries Full text coverage Where we struggle: Part II Product EBSCO Discovery Services Summon Primo/MangoPrimo Central WorldCat Local Number of USF titles available in Discovery Tool Number of USF titles NOT available in Discovery Tool % of available USF titles in Discovery Tool 49,223 49,223 34,788 42,746 14,435 6,477 71% 87% 3/11/2011 3/10/2011 49,220 49,223 41,550 27,983 7,670 21,260 84% 57% 3/31/2011 3/15/2011 Number of USF titles analyzed Date Data was Received Currently, the use of our local catalog is 10:1 over WorldCat Local Engaged in usability testing with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students Undergraduates’ top choice: WorldCat Local with low marks for our local discovery tool What do our users say and do? Monica Metz-Wiseman [email protected] 813 974-9854 Questions?