WorldCat’s mapFAST mobile service

Librarians know about a company called OCLC because most libraries of any size are members. You may not know much about OCLC, but I hope you know about its major service for the general public, WorldCat. If you don’t, you can look at my post about WorldCat from a couple of years ago. Search engines depend on keywords. Sometimes it’s necessary to try a number of keywords before the search engines will return anything like what you’re looking for. Library catalogs offer more sophisticated search options based on controlled vocabulary. Geographic place names can offer special difficulties in searching. A … Continue reading