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Indiana University Bloomington

IU Worldcat Unavailable After March 31

Posted by treynold on March 3, 2011

The IU Libraries’ subscription to IU WorldCat will end on March 31st and it will not be renewed. The decision to discontinue the subscription was made based on the cost in relation to low and declining use and the fact that many of the features of IU WorldCat are freely available in WorldCat.org. 

 The two most important features of IU WorldCat are the account feature and the lists.  Both of these features will still be available through the open WorldCat.org.  WorldCat.org will allow you to find and use your saved lists, with the exception of some journal citations.  You will also be able to find and create new lists, save them, and share them.   Zotero users will be able to use Worldcat.org to populate bibliographies that include books and other resources from IUCAT.  

 The Libraries have created an FAQ on functionality of WorldCat.org. (see: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=66 ] If you have questions, or suggestions for questions that should be added to the FAQ page, please e-mail comments@indiana.edu.

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