Lists on WorldCat.org allow you to keep track of items of interest so you can refer back to them whenever you want. You may use lists for a variety of purposes like curating your favorite items, keeping track of items you want to read, or grouping items together by research topics. Best of all, you can also share your lists with friends and colleagues! List invitations can be sent to anyone with an email address regardless of whether they maintain a WorldCat.org account.
For library staff, lists are a powerful tool to highlight items from your collections. For example, you could use lists to curate seasonal reading materials or broadcast items related to trending cultural topics. Library-curated lists are promoted to users on our home page and are a great way to showcase the unique strengths of your library’s collections. The new WorldCat.org allows multiple library staff accounts to collaborate together on shared library-associated lists.
Creating a list is as easy as 1, 2, 3
- From the Item Details screen, click “Add”.
- From the Add item to a list dialog, click “Create New” to open the Create new list dialog.
- From the Create new list dialog, enter the list name and description, select a privacy setting, and click “Create”.
You can create up to 50 lists, each with up to 500 library items. Additional items you try to add will not appear on the list. You can delete items to make room, move some items to another list, or start a new list. For additional information on creating and managing lists, visit our documentation page.
Popular WorldCat.org user lists
16 Books about MLK that Reveal the Man Behind the Civil Rights Icon
“Reintroduce yourself to an icon; along the way, you’ll meet the man." Originally published by ExploreTheArchive.com. Reproduced with permission.
Stanford University MLK Research and Education Institute
Recommended readings from the Stanford University Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. Reproduced with permission.
Nobel Prize in Literature Authors
Books from authors who have won a Nobel Prize in Literature, a list curated by the Crown College Library.