OCLC has announced it is working with several members of RLUK (Research Libraries UK), to pilot a new service which brings improvements to the way libraries manage electronic resources and to users’ access of these valuable collections.
Powered by the WorldCat knowledge base, OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager delivers WorldCat MARC records for electronic materials automatically to libraries and ensures the metadata and access URLs for these collections are continually updated, significantly streamlining the processes of managing eResources.
A number of libraries in North America have already worked with OCLC to test WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager. The UK pilot will last six months, and will help hone the new service, ensuring it accommodates any regional nuances before general release in the UK.
The full list of RLUK OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager pilot institutions are:
- King’s College London
- The University of Manchester
- The University of Warwick
- University of Cambridge
- University of Leeds
- University of Oxford
- Wellcome Trust