Cataloging and Metadata
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OCLC WorldShare Metadata
WorldShare Metadata will provide a complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources across multiple formats. This set of new applications and services will be made available in phases over the next few years. The changes are part of OCLC's strategy to provide Webscale solutions to the full range of library management needs, including acquisitions, license management, resource sharing and discovery.
WorldShare Metadata will be available to all libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and will work with other OCLC services as well as traditional integrated library systems (ILS). For libraries using WorldShare Management Services, WorldShare Metadata will fully integrate these functions in the same staff interface, significantly improving efficiency for “back office” operations.
The commitment of librarians to cooperation and resource sharing is one of the greatest strengths of the profession
Members use OCLC cataloging and metadata services, which are based on WorldCat, to extend and enhance the power of library cooperation. By being a part of this global community, you are building and enhancing an international, Webscale resource for the library world that will help your users find information they need and increase the productivity of your staff.
Working together creates efficiencies for all
Thanks to the ongoing work of dedicated OCLC member catalogers, WorldCat provides the most valuable data to keep collection information accurate. The need for original cataloging is minimized, and authority work is streamlined by automatic updating of controlled headings. Your technical processing will be faster and more accurate as members share the effort to create and maintain metadata for print, electronic and digital collections.
The cooperative's adherence to standards and principles underpin WorldCat and OCLC Cataloging services, making them two of the most trusted and valued resources in the library community. In addition, a dedicated staff of cataloging experts and researchers are constantly enhancing WorldCat-based services to keep members on the edge of innovation, and to help libraries advance and adapt in changing times.
We can work with you to determine the best mix of services based on your workflow.
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“The many advantages of membership include: the millions of MARC records which cause squeals of delight to the cataloguing community and which are easy to contribute; international interlibrary loan; cataloguing and metadata services such as the WorldCat Cataloging Partners service; and the gateway to cutting-edge research designed to make your library accelerate in the virtual reality of today.”
Mary Curran, Head of Cataloguing Services at the University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Past Cataloging and Metadata Management events
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Past Cataloging and Metadata Management events
27 January 2013
Learn about the future of OCLC’s cataloging, interlibrary loan and discovery services.
- Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
- Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room LL4–5
- Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time [UTC -8]
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07 January 2013 - 07 January 2013
During the webinar, Ian Fairclough, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, George Mason University and Cynthia M. Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content, OCLC, speak about the improvements that can be made to WorldCat master records. Included in this presentation for cataloging staff at member libraries, is when and how to make corrections to WorldCat records and how to request that OCLC staff edit a WorldCat record.
17 December 2012 - 17 December 2012
During the webinar, OCLC staff and members of the Global Council Advisory Group on Incentives engage with librarians at member libraries on the topic of OCLC cataloging credits and incentives, to provide background on the current credits model, share findings and recommendations of the OCLC Global Council Cost Sharing Models Task Force, and gather input and feedback from member libraries.
28 November 2012 - 28 November 2012
Connexion macros can be very useful for expedited cataloging, both for making repetitive changes to records and for generating first-draft transliterations of non-Latin text. Part two of this session includes discussion about and demonstrations of creating and customizing macros those are somewhat complex and/or deal with non-Latin text, as well as a testimonial about how useful these types of macros have been. Presenters: Joel Hahn, Niles Public Library District, and Erica Chang, University of Hawaii.