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WorldShare Metadata

Improve workflow efficiency and collection visibility with a complete metadata solution


WorldShare Metadata

Automatically manage metadata for your collections

For effective management of electronic collections use WorldShare Metadata, backed by the WorldCat knowledge base. It keeps the content of your collections accurate and up to date to improve discoverability and access of your library resources. 

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Streamline record-at-a-time cataloging

Create new and enrich existing items in WorldCat with efficient, record-at-a-time metadata management for your physical and electronic materials.

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Manage your collection on your terms

Integrate WorldCat record management and holdings maintenance using your choice of applications powered by the WorldCat Metadata API.

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“With WorldShare Metadata, we get more efficient workflows for our materials and more accurate access to e-books in our catalog and through outside discovery services.”

Holly TomrenHolly Tomren
Head of Metadata Services
Drexel University Libraries

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