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OCLC Cataloging Subscription

Maximize cataloging efficiency and collection visibility

Save time with streamlined cataloging.

OCLC's cataloging and metadata services give you the tools you need to effectively manage physical and electronic resources. There are also possibilities of automated metadata services and industry partnerships to eliminate redundant steps, which gives your staff time to work on other priorities.

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Experience the power of cooperative cataloging

Benefit from the continuous work and expertise of OCLC and member libraries worldwide to collectively create, enhance and share quality records in WorldCat. Unlimited access to WorldCat allows you to quickly find the records you need, so you can copy catalog from one source instead of doing original cataloging. Plus, you have the option for OCLC to automatically send you MARC record updates when important improvements are made to a WorldCat record. This improves the discoverability of your collections.   

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Improve cataloging efficiencies while reducing costs

Access a comprehensive suite of metadata management tools and services (including free training and support) to efficiently manage all of your print and electronic resources. Quickly optimize your cataloging workflows while reducing operational costs with expert tools and services that fully support both RDA and AACR2 standards.

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Increase visibility to your resources in more ways, quickly

Quickly make your electronic content easier to find, use and manage by registering your e-collections in the WorldCat knowledge base and provide fast, reliable access for your users. In addition, you have the choice to simplify workflows with automated WorldCat holdings maintenance and delivery of MARC records for titles available and purchased through your library’s Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) program.

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Streamline library management workflows

Find out how Doane College's Perkins Library simplified workflows to spend more time on archive and special collections.


Automate e-resource management

Discover how University of Maryland librarians sped up their e-book processing workflows.

"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 Tomren
Head of Metadata Services, Drexel University Libraries

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Watch David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, and Anne Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director, discuss OCLC’s “Next generation Metadata Management.”

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