Friday, 19 March 2010
WorldCat URLs updated to include titles
WorldCat has announced that a recent enhancement to WorldCat.org allows work titles to be included in the URL. For example, the previous permalink URL for The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/287628. Now, the permalink URL will be http://www.worldcat.org/title/catcher-in-the-rye/oclc/287628 - and, even better, title-only URLs, like http://www.worldcat.org/title/catcher-in-the-rye will resolve correctly. According to WorldCat, this enhancement makes WorldCat.org URLs more intuitive, mashable and search engine-friendly.