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WorldCat Collection Sets

Pre-packaged sets of records for vendor materials, and ongoing record delivery as titles are added

As of September 30, 2014, Microform, Non-Microform, and library-created Electronic Collection Sets are no longer available via WorldCat Collection Sets.  Some library-created sets have been migrated to our WorldCat knowledge base with ongoing record updates delivered via WorldShare Collection Manager.  If your institution has not yet been provisioned for WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager and the WorldCat knowledge base, please request access to WorldShare Metadata

This list contains the library-created electronic sets that are in the WorldCat knowledge base and those that are not. Please refer to the tabs in the spreadsheet to determine the appropriate list to review. 

Please note, OCLC-created Electronic Collection Sets migration to the WorldCat knowledge base will happen on a scheduled basis beginning in November and lasting through March 2015

If you use WorldCat Collection Sets and would like additional information, please contact

OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets let your library’s users quickly have access to a newly purchased set of electronic content by providing a matching, precataloged set of MARC records ready to load into your local system. Your staff is spared the process of cataloging hundreds or thousands of individual titles. And your holdings of the new materials are automatically set in WorldCat, so they are immediately visible to sharing libraries around the world.

“Many of the WorldCat sets represent subject areas requiring cataloging expertise an individual library may not be able to draw upon. As a law library that has provided cataloging for several sets, our catalogers are able to approach these sets with a level of subject analysis that truly increases patron access.”

Richard Amelung, Head of Technical Services
Saint Louis University Law Library