Saturday, April 15, 2006

WorldCat Reviews Now Available Through Firstsearch

You can now read WorldCat reviews and write your own reviews or notes about books and media through FirstSearch. I got the long-awaited announcement from OCLC through email on Thursday. The image to the right shows how the reviews look on FirstSearch.

Writing reviews or notes requires going through a series of pages and a log in process. To log in one has to set up a free account. The writer leaves FirstSearch and writes on the same web pages that WorldCat has offered since last October.

Click here
to see a Flickr slideshow of all the screens in the writing process.

Now we have to see if libraries can interest their staffs and their readers into writing reviews for WorldCat instead of Amazon.

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