WorldCat Selection ™
Integrated, automated materials selection
At a glance
- Streamline your materials selection by allowing selectors of new materials at your library to view notification records from multiple materials vendors in one central system and access vendor systems directly from WorldCat Selection if supported by your vendor
- Save staff time by eliminating the need to rekey or import data from multiple sources since MARC records are exported from WorldCat and loaded into your integrated library system
- Make materials available to patrons more quickly by moving from a paper-based to electronic workflow which decreases turnaround time from notification through selection, order, and receipt
Streamline your library's selection process
WorldCat Selection service helps you save time and money by streamlining your selection and ordering process for new library materials, and delivering the corresponding WorldCat records. OCLC and Cornell University Library staff worked together to develop the service which is based on software known as the Integrated Tool for Selection and Ordering at Cornell University Library (ITSO CUL).
OCLC and materials vendors are working together to help streamline your library's selection and ordering process. WorldCat Selection enables selectors to view records from multiple vendors in one system, and acquisitions staff to output WorldCat MARC records for loading into your library's integrated library system to complete the ordering process.
—Scott Wicks, Associate University Librarian