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WorldCat Collection Sets

Pre-packaged sets of records for vendor materials, and ongoing record delivery as titles are added

OCLC-Created Vendor Collection Sets

The process to manage MARC record delivery for your WorldCat Collection Sets for selected vendor sets is changing. This transition will begin in February and last through the middle of March 2015.

You will receive vendor-specific instructions via email on the steps you need to take to ensure uninterrupted record delivery for the vendors given below. Your actions will need to be completed by March 16, 2015 to ensure uninterrupted record delivery. Please review each e-mail message that you receive carefully as the steps to be taken could vary per vendor.

If you use WorldCat Collection Sets and would like additional information, please contact WorldCatCollectionSetsMigration@oclc.org

Migration Schedule

Publisher Migration Date
JSTOR Completed 
CAMBRIDGE February 2015
ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY February 2015
ELSEVIER SCIENCE DIRECT February 2015
PALGRAVE February 2015
JOHN WILEY February 2015
BLACKWELL REFERENCE ONLINE (Wiley) February 2015
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (Wiley) February 2015
KNOVEL February 2015
SPRINGER February 2015
ELSEVIER CLINICALKEY March 2015
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY March 2015
IEEE March 2015
MIT PRESS (IEEE) March 2015
PSYCH ONLINE March 2015
MET OPERA March 2015

Library-Created Collection Sets

As of September 30, 2014, Microform, Non-Microform, and library-created Electronic Collection Sets are no longer available via WorldCat Collection Sets. Some library-created sets have been migrated to our WorldCat knowledge base with ongoing record updates delivered via WorldShare Collection Manager. If your institution has not yet been provisioned for WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager and the WorldCat knowledge base, please request access to WorldShare Metadata.

OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets let your library’s users quickly have access to a newly purchased set of electronic content by providing a matching, precataloged set of MARC records ready to load into your local system. Your staff is spared the process of cataloging hundreds or thousands of individual titles. And your holdings of the new materials are automatically set in WorldCat, so they are immediately visible to sharing libraries around the world.

“Many of the WorldCat sets represent subject areas requiring cataloging expertise an individual library may not be able to draw upon. As a law library that has provided cataloging for several sets, our catalogers are able to approach these sets with a level of subject analysis that truly increases patron access.”

Richard Amelung, Head of Technical Services
Saint Louis University Law Library