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Saving libraries time, money and effort

Batchload from OCLC is helping libraries serve their patrons better for less.

“[It] saves OCLC union listing libraries both time and money and supports effective resource sharing… the serials holdings information that library staff create for their local catalog is used ‘magically’ to update the library's union list holdings, removing the need for costly, duplicative re-keying. Holdings information in OCLC union lists can be synchronized easily with the library's holdings authority—its local catalog.”

—Cecelia N. Boone, Assistant to the Director for MULS and Communication, MINITEX Library Information Network

“We used OCLC Batch Processing service to clean up our Chinese records that were not fully converted to Pinyin romanization. OCLC Batch Processing provided excellent service to us. First all, the web-based order form is very easy to use. And our submitted form was evaluated within 48 hours after the submission. The assigned project specialist was very knowledgeable and very responsive. We had very pleasant experience with our OCLC project specialist. The outcome of our project with OCLC exceeded our expectations. Thanks to OCLC Batch Processing, we are now in a stronger position to serve our patrons who use our Chinese collection.”

—Xiaoli Li, Assistant Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of California, Davis

“Thanks to our OCLC reclamation project, we were really able to get our WorldCat holdings back on track. As a 14 library consortium that had grown considerably over the last 10 years, we didn’t always have the resources to keep our WorldCat holdings fully up-to-date with our catalog of 400,000 items. This spring, using the OCLC reclamation service, we were able to completely reset our WorldCat holdings info across our entire set of four OCLC symbols--with a single batch job. This reclamation project resulted in a 15% improvement in our WorldCat holdings accuracy. The reclamation process worked great with our new Sirsi Unicorn ILS software, our OCLC project manager was very helpful, and, best of all, the one-time reclamation project was free!”

—Wade Guidry, Systems Manager, Coastal Resource Sharing Network

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