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Learn more about how libraries have used WorldCat to make their collections more widely available on the Web in these brief case studies.

Increase your library's visibility on the Web

It’s a win-win situation for libraries that link into WorldCat.org

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Cuyahoga County Public Library

Opening a world of search possibilities in a Web workspace

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Promote WorldCat in your library

Once your users see what WorldCat can do for them—whether they find it through WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat.org or an API-powered partner site—they'll soon see the value and start telling their friends—which in turn sends more traffic to your site. You can kick start that viral spread when you promote your collection's availability in WorldCat.

Customize these free WorldCat promotional materials and make them your own. Available for print and online use, they're simple, colorful and fun:


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WorldCat Registry: A free Web tool that provides a single location from which any library can manage and electronically disseminate data that describes its institutional identity and services. Deep links to online catalog records and services displayed on WorldCat.org are controlled from your library's Registry profile.

WorldCat.org plug-ins and widgets: Free applications that allow users to access WorldCat.org search results and other site functionality from a Web browser toolbar or within their personalized Web pages on popular social sites. Obtain HTML code for free, modular WorldCat widgets, such as list widget, a keyword search widget and a search widget (the search "box") that lets visitors to their site seek library resources.

WorldCat.org developer tools: Free and subscription-based code, including the WorldCat Search API and other WorldCat-related Web services that allow any business or organization to integrate WorldCat information into a Web-based application such as an e-commerce site or search engine.

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