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WorldCat Selection

Integrated, automated materials selection

Streamline your library's selection process

WorldCat Selection service helps you save time and money by streamlining your selection and ordering process for new library materials, and delivering the corresponding WorldCat records. OCLC and Cornell University Library staff worked together to develop the service which is based on software known as the Integrated Tool for Selection and Ordering at Cornell University Library (ITSO CUL).

OCLC and materials vendors are working together to help streamline your library's selection and ordering process. WorldCat Selection enables selectors to view records from multiple vendors in one system, and acquisitions staff to output WorldCat MARC records for loading into your library's integrated library system to complete the ordering process.


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“… with immediate access to the broad array of member copy from WorldCat at the point of order, our users reap the benefits of shorter turnaround from order to shelf.”

Scott Wicks, Associate University Librarian

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