OCLC WorldShare® Metadata
A complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources
A complete metadata management solution
Today’s libraries continually strive to achieve greater efficiencies in their workflows and better visibility for their collections, while affirming their value to users and the larger community. OCLC WorldShare Metadata® helps address these priorities by providing your library with a complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources across multiple formats. This set of new applications and services will continue to expand in phases over the next few years. The new functionality supports OCLC's strategy to provide Webscale solutions to the full range of library management needs, including acquisitions, license management, resource sharing and discovery.
WorldCat MARC records and WorldCat holdings maintenance for your collection
In August 2012, OCLC introduced OCLC WorldShare® Metadata Collection Manager. This new service automatically delivers WorldCat® MARC records and maintains WorldCat holdings—one time and/or ongoing—for all or subsets of your collection, including licensed, digital and physical materials. The result: time savings and improved returns on collection investments. The service ensures that the bibliographic metadata for all titles and access URLs for e-content are continually updated in your discovery interface. This provides better user access to your collections. OCLC will continue to expand WorldShare® Metadata Collection Manager capabilities during 2013 and beyond.
A new API to add and maintain WorldCat records, holdings information and local bibliographic data
In June 2013, OCLC introduced the WorldCat Metadata API. Libraries use the Metadata API to conveniently add and enrich WorldCat records and maintain WorldCat holdings information and local bibliographic data from within the tools they already use. The Metadata API can be used to enhance existing systems to streamline workflows and improve system access to library collections in any creative way that can be imagined. In the future, the Metadata API will include capabilities to maintain your local holdings records.
New record management capabilities now available
In September 2013, OCLC introduced WorldShare® Metadata Record Manager. This initial release is available to all libraries using WorldShare® Management Services (WMS) and provides an efficient, record-at-a-time metadata management solution to describe one-of-a-kind physical, electronic and digital items. Plus, users can now manage local bibliographic data (LBD). OCLC will continue to enhance Record Manager over the next few years to further streamline metadata management and enhance discoverability of your library's materials.
WorldShare Metadata works with WMS, alternative cloud-based services, and traditional integrated library systems. For libraries using WorldShare Management Services, WorldShare Metadata can fully integrate these functions in the same staff interface, significantly improving efficiency for “back office” operations.
“Using the [WorldCat] knowledge base and this new MARC record delivery service for some e-book collections is really a more efficient workflow overall. It provides more thorough and accurate access to e-books in our catalog and discovery tools.”
Holly Tomren, Head, Metadata Services
Drexel University Libraries
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.
20 September 2012
David Whitehair, OCLC provides an overview of the new WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality along with details to get started using the new tool.
- Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4]
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12 April 2012 - 12 April 2012
Learn about authority controlling improvements which will apply to Windows-based Connexion client and Web-based Connexion browser users, and the enhancements - GLIMIR, Classify, RDA workforms and macro changes included in the recent release of Connexion client version 2.40.
OCLC's Next-Generation Metadata Management
David Whitehair presents an overview of WorldShare Metadata at ALA Annual 2013.
Creating Cataloging Efficiencies: Managing E-books Metadata
Are you looking for more efficient ways to manage metadata for your e-book collections and improve user access to these collections? In this presentation, Audrey Bondar, Technical Services and Acquisitions Librarian, Henry Ford Health Center, and David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, discuss how to manage your e-book metadata at the collection level.
WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager webinar: streamline metadata workflows
David Whitehair discusses how functionality from WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager automatically delivers WorldCat MARC records and maintains WorldCat holdings.
Watch this space for Cataloging and Metadata events.