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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Head of Metadata Services, Drexel University Libraries
Watch David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, and Anne Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director, discuss OCLC’s “Next generation Metadata Management.”
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13 May 2015
13 May 2015
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