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WorldCat Cataloging Partners™

Get new materials into circulation fast.

WorldCat Cataloging Partners 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.

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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.

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Improve cataloging efficiencies

OCLC-MARC records for new items ordered through participating partners are delivered before the items arrive in your library, with your library’s holding symbol automatically set in WorldCat. 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.

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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, and other WorldCat partner Web sites.

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“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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