Open Worldcat fails but COinS works on

Zotero correctly identifies WorldCat listings of books and the book icon appears on my toolbar. When I click on the book (or use the keyboard shortcut ctrl-shift-s), I briefly see the "Saving to My Library..." dialog but it disappears without expanding to include the item's metadata. The item is also not saved to my local library.

If I dropdown the toolbar menu, however, and select "COinS" (instead of the default: "Open WorldCat"), then the record is saved correctly.

I only noticed this behavior in the last day or two during which time I also updated Firefox.

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Report ID: 1798112401
Zotero: Zotero for Firefox
OS: Windows 10
Browser: Firefox 47.0
  • Open WorldCat is having all kinds of problems, see and subsequent tweets.
    Specifically, the RIS served (click on Cite/Export --> Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin) ) is currently completely empty.
    I'd expect this to work again once their systems are back up and running normally again. Let us know if that's not the case.
  • Wonderful. Seems like updating Firefox was just a coincidence. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!
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