OCLC and Index Data, a software development and consulting enterprise that specializes in information retrieval and metasearch solutions, are working together to extend the discovery capabilities of WorldCat Local to include all licensed and full-text resources of a library.
WorldCat Local is the service that combines the cooperative power of OCLC member libraries worldwide with the ability to use WorldCat.org as a solution for local discovery and delivery services. WorldCat Local provides a powerful discovery environment that presents localized results most relevant to the library user while at the same time allowing the user to search the entire WorldCat database of more than 100 million records.
OCLC continues to work with database producers to add article-level metadata to WorldCat.org to enrich the search experience and make collections from libraries more visible on the Web. Index Data will help OCLC incorporate metasearch into WorldCat Local for searching databases that are not indexed in WorldCat.org.
For full news release, see: http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200821.htm