OCLC WorldShare™ Metadata Collection Manager
Automatic metadata management for your entire collection
Your staff may have to support multiple workflows to maintain the metadata for your licensed, digital and print materials. Metadata for print materials can require time-consuming searching and editing. For electronic materials this can include manually tracking the availability of data of varying frequencies and quality from different sources. In addition, incomplete metadata can disrupt user discovery, which can lead a user to disengage from your library entirely.
WorldShare Collection Manager addresses these concerns. Here’s how it works.
- Library staff sets up once:
- Request Collection Manager
- Activate WorldCat holdings option
- Define the preferred MARC record editing options
- Profile your collections
- Automatically, one-time and/or ongoing processes:
- WorldCat holdings are maintained
- MARC records and detailed reports are delivered to the library
- Staff downloads records to your local catalog and other discovery tools
- Library users have better access to the library’s collection
- Staff gains time for other priorities
New and expanding functionality
During 2013 and beyond, OCLC will continue to expand WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager with additional functionality to further streamline metadata management and enhance discoverability for all of your library’s materials. Past enhancements are detailed in release notes. Planned enhancements (with more to come) include:
- Detailed reports of WorldCat holdings maintenance: to inform you of new titles registered and old titles removed in your WorldCat collection,
- Integration of management of U.S. government documents: to streamline managing WorldCat holdings and MARC record output for depository libraries.
Holly Tomren, Head of Metadata Services at Drexel University, shares her library's experience as a beta test site for the new OCLC WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality.
Watch this space for WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager events.
“Access to electronic resources for libraries has exploded over the last ten years. Maintaining accurate access information has become more problematic, especially for e-books. Having the opportunity to work with OCLC to create a process for better workflow has been invaluable. I look forward to implementing this new process to provide accurate, current information for our patrons.”
Audrey Bondar, Librarian
Henry Ford Hospital, Sladen Library