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Need support, training or documentation for WorldCat knowledge base?

Put the WorldCat knowledge base to work for your library

Getting started with the WorldCat knowledge base is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Complete a knowledge base request form

Use this form to activate the WorldCat knowledge base for your institition.

2. Add local data to the knowledge base

Before you begin using the knowledge base, you will need to make a decision about the best way to add each of  your electronic collections.  Start by reviewing this chart that shows the advantages of each method, and then reference the knowledge base documentation site for additional details about the following options: 

Learn more about options for adding local data to the knowledge base.

3. Configure Settings

Now that data about your electronic collections is in the WorldCat knowledge base, the final step is to configure settings based on your local needs: 

  • Configure settings for your WorldCat knowledge base at the insitutional and collection levels
  • Maintain your holdings in WorldCat
  • Set up Google Scholar links (to include links from your worldCat knowledge base in Google Scholar results) 
  • Configure knowledge base supported OCLC services that you currently use:
    • WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager - Receive customized WorldCat MARC records based on title / collection metadata in your WorldCat knowledge base
    • WorldCat Discovery Services and WorldCat Local - How to use WorldCat knowledge base for discovery
    • WorldShare ILL and ILLiad - Efficiently lend e-resources and ensure that your not borrowing e-resources to which your library already subscribes (see Resource Sharing tab) 
    • WorldShare License Manager - Manage license and vendor information in a single interface

Looking for additional knowledge base training options?   Please visit our OCLC Training Portal for options.