WorldCat Cataloging Partners transition
WorldCat Cataloging Partners (previously known as PromptCat) has transitioned to WorldShare Collection Manager. This change provides your institution with a number of additional capabilities as part of your Cataloging Subscription, including
- additional record customization options, including the ability to reuse fields and subfields and greater flexibility in deleting fields from records;
- more record output formats, including Unicode UTF-8, MARCXML, Dublin Core and MODS; and
- record output in separate files with customizable names.
If you haven’t already begun your transition to Collection Manager, please know that we have many resources available to help you transition now. These resources include documentation, training materials, videos and previous webinar recordings.
If you have any questions related to this change, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get new materials into circulation fast.
WorldCat Cataloging Partners service automatically delivers records that already exist in WorldCat based on titles you've purchased from your materials vendors. This service is included in your library's OCLC Cataloging Subscription.
Reallocate staff time to new tasks
Reduce the time your staff spends editing records, handling titles and searching for records on multiple systems while proactively maintaining your holdings in WorldCat.
Improve cataloging efficiencies
WorldCat MARC records for new items ordered through participating partners are delivered before the items arrive in your library, and your library's holding symbol is automatically set in WorldCat. You can have acquisitions and shelf-ready data integrated into the records, making WorldCat Cataloging Partners records very robust. This automation helps you shift focus from routine copy cataloging activities to more challenging tasks, saving you time and money while getting your new materials into circulation faster than ever before.
Make your entire collection visible on the Web
Your library's symbol is automatically added to the matching WorldCat record for every MARC record you obtain through this service. This makes resources in your collection more visible through familiar search engines, WorldCat.org and other WorldCat partner websites.
"WorldCat Cataloging Partners lets us get books cataloged faster. We don't need to search and import each record separately, which saves cataloging time. It's much easier for the processing staff to find the records they need when they need them."
Catherine E. Grove
Head, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging, Northwestern University Library
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