OCLC-MARC Record Delivery
Transfer or import WorldCat records into a local system
A variety of WorldCat services generate bibliographic records in OCLC-MARC format. OCLC makes copies of these records available for you to import to your local system to keep your local holdings in synch with your holdings in WorldCat. Downloading records on a regular basis makes it easier for your systems staff to manage and upload them into your OPAC.
Three ways to get records
Export is the immediate transfer of a locally-edited record into your OPAC.
EDX (Electronic Data Exchange) allows you to concatenate and download multiple files simultaneously using Internet FTP.
Product Services (PSWeb) is a Web-based interface that provides download access (HTTP protocol) not only for your files of OCLC-MARC records, but also for reports and statistics for OCLC services you use.
OCLC products or service options that provide OCLC-MARC records
|Product||Generated records||Frequency||Delivery options|
|Connexion and CatExpress||Allows you to immediately load edited records into your local system from Connexion browser, Connexion client and CatExpress. OCLC-MARC bibliographic records are produced when you send an Export command.
Or, through a simple OCLC-MARC Record Subscription, you can download files of your edited cataloging records on a scheduled basis. Records are produced when you send an Update, Replace & Update, Produce & Update, or Delete Holdings command. If you are part of a consortium, multi-institution subscriptions are available.
as MARC subscription files:
|WorldCat Selection||Creates file of records for download to your local system when acquisitions staff export selected records from the Selection service.||Immediate||Export|
|Contract cataloging||OCLC professional catalogers take on your backlogs, retrospective projects, ongoing cataloging support or handling of special format or non-English materials. Your profile specifies your editing preferences.||By project||EDX
|Batchload||Receive files of matched OCLC records or unmatched subsets of the files you sent for processing.||By project||EDX
|Cataloging Partners||OCLC works with many of your favorite materials vendors, publishers and importers to provide manually-edited full MARC records for each title you order from the vendor's active title list. Each record is customized to your local standards and edited by OCLC Contract Cataloging staff.||By order||EDX
|Bibliographic Record Snapshot||Whether your local system becomes corrupted or you inherit another library's collection, OCLC can supply OCLC-MARC records and local data for your holdings through bibliographic record snapshot. You may request a subset of your records within a date range or by specific holding library codes.||By order||EDX
|WorldCat Collection Sets||Sets of MARC records to coincide with sets of microform and electronic content, ready to load into your local catalog. Various record processing options are available, including adding fields, deleting fields and customizing call numbers (available for most sets).||By order||EDX