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WorldCat® cataloging partners

Publishers and material vendors can partner with OCLC and offer their customers a unique value-added service that will get them noticed. Our vendor-prompted cataloging programs enable library customers to obtain corresponding WorldCat bibliographic records at the same time they receive ordered materials.

Each program includes options to set the library's ownership information on the WorldCat records. If the library also subscribes to WorldCat as part of our FirstSearch® reference service, their copy of that title can be found on online search engines such through WorldCat.org™.

Vendors, help library customers spend less time handling new titles and searching for cataloging records. They'll appreciate it!

WorldCat Cataloging Partners Vendors Program

  • Libraries place their orders through OCLC's cataloging partner collections copy-cataloging service.
  • Vendors send a copy of the manifest to OCLC for matching against WorldCat.
  • OCLC simultaneously provides WorldCat records when the physical shipment arrives.
  • Optionally, vendors can deliver materials in "shelf-ready" form using labels from the cataloging partners collection service.
  • Libraries can significantly reduce their cataloging costs.

Learn more about requirements and how the program works.


GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

  • GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO consists of materials and WorldCat catalog records from GOBI Library Solutions.
  • GOBI Library Solutions is available to OCLC member libraries and libraries using CatExpress who have a current OCLC Cataloging and Metadata or CatExpress subscription.
  • Libraries order the service—new materials and the accompanying catalog records—from their GOBI Sales Consultant. 
  • Holdings are set in WorldCat based upon weekly batch file updates from GOBI.
  • GOBI will bill the library for their GOBI Library Solutions subscription, which covers the catalog records and GOBI processing fees. Billing for the library materials is done by GOBI.
  • For an additional fee, libraries have the option of receiving records for 100% of the new materials obtained through GOBI Library Solutions.
  • GOBI Library Solutions delivers the WorldCat catalog records to the libraries along with the materials.
  • GOBI Library Solutions offers shelf-ready options.