National Art Library: How to post feedback on the National Art Library Catalogue

Word and Image
November 29, 2018

The National Art Library recently moved to a new online library catalogue, more information can be found here. This blog series will highlight some of the new features built into the platform to give users integrated keyword searching of online content and print holdings into one search box, tracking and email notifications of item requests and much more.

This blog focusses on how you can post feedback on the look and feel of the new platform directly to the company (OCLC) that host our library catalogue.

How to post feedback on the design of the library catalogue

OCLC is a global library cooperative which supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world. As part of this remit, they host WorldCat which is the world’s largest network of library content and functions as a union catalogue across lots of different libraries, worldwide.

The National Art Library’s catalogue sits as a layer above WorldCat. This means that many aesthetic choices and the general functions in our library’s catalogue are the same for all other libraries that use this platform.

As such, OCLC want to hear directly from you your suggestions regarding the look, feel and searchability of their platform.

You can do this online by clicking of the ‘send feedback’ link at the bottom of every library catalogue page.

You will then see a full feedback form.

What can’t I use this form for?

This form should only be used for logging directly with OCLC any design feedback of the library catalogue. Please contact us directly at the National Art Library for issues such as:

  • Problems with your library account
  • Problems in placing requests
  • Problems in finding a specific item/book
  • Any general enquiries about using the National Art Library, such as opening hours.

About the author

Word and Image
November 29, 2018

Reading & Study Rooms Manager, based in the Word & Image Department, including the National Art Library, the Prints & Drawings Study Room and the Blythe House Archive and Library...

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