(18 Dec 2019) OCLC is partnering with Third Iron, LLC—a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users—to integrate its LibKey Discovery service with WorldCat Discovery. Mutual subscribers can now enable the integration in WorldCat Discovery and the A-Z list, providing users a seamless and intuitive way to access and browse journals.
LibKey Discovery integrates with discovery systems to deliver one-click linking to PDF articles when DOI’s are present. The integration also allows users to browse journals and articles within a given journal using Third Iron’s BrowZine journal engagement service.
Earlier this year, WorldCat Discovery launched a new way to explore bibliographic content through a virtual shelf browse. Through the partnership with Third Iron, users can enjoy a similar experience with articles, allowing the research community quick access to full-text articles and easy navigation from a journal article to the parent journal within BrowZine. From there, users can continue to browse related articles within the publication. The integration is a big win for many undergraduate researchers (and even more experienced researchers) and aligns with OCLC’s broader goal to interoperate with valuable library services from within WorldCat Discovery.
Here is the press release.