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WorldShare Metadata Services

More efficient cataloging for physical and electronic materials with a complete metadata management solution


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Improve access to your e-collections

WorldShare Collection Manager, paired with the WorldCat® knowledge base, automates WorldCat holdings maintenance and provides MARC records with ongoing updates, including URL changes. This ensures your e-collections are accurate and always up to date, which allows patrons to find and access your library resources through your discovery interface.

See how University of Maryland automated its e-resource management with Collection Manager »

Learn more about WorldShare Collection Manager


Streamline record-at-a-time cataloging

Create new and enrich existing items in WorldCat with efficient, record-at-a-time metadata management for your physical and electronic materials.

Learn more about WorldShare Record Manager

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Member stories

Audrey Bondar and Joe Escribano at Henry Ford Hospital

Cut down your e-resource cataloging time

See how library staff at the Sladen Library in Henry Ford Hospital supported a major archival project by reducing the time they spent cataloging e-content.

"The ability to retrieve records for all providers in one place makes things so much easier. I'm not going to 20 different sources to get 20 different record sets, I'm just going to one place and getting all the records."

Holly TomrenHolly Tomren
Head of Metadata Services, Drexel University Libraries


Service availability

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