My question about the new OCLC worldcat.org - why does the display default to showing "Featured libraries" that hold a copy?
In my case, the closest Featured Library is SUNY, which is 426 km away. I have to click on "All libraries" to see that *my own university library* that is 0 km away (because I am sitting in it) holds a copy.
Wait a minute.
Clicking on *any* library within the "All libraries" list no longer links out to the library's catalogue.
WHAT THE FUCK?!?!
Looks like OCLC launched a "Web Visibility" program alongside the worldcat.org revamp to squeeze more money out of their customers: https://www.oclc.org/en/web-visibility.html
I guess "web visibility" gets you on the "Featured Libraries" list exactly what worldcat.org used to do for all libraries before the revamp.
"Library Cooperative" my ass. 🤬
"the option" is doing a whole lot of work in that email.
Normally when you take a free default feature away and make it a paid feature, you would call that out explicitly instead of referring to it as "an option".
@dbs I am not entirely sure how some libraries are getting into featured but All libraries is a non-functional Cluster. It’s. It’s all bad.
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