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WorldShare Record Manager

Record-at-a-time cataloging for physical and electronic resources


WorldShare Metadata

Streamline metadata management workflows

WorldShare Record Manager allows you to create new and enrich existing items in WorldCat with efficient, record-at-a-time metadata management for your physical and electronic materials using either a MARC 21 editor or a Text View editor. Plus, with Record Manager, you can set and delete WorldCat holdings and export bibliographic records.

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Manage records quickly and easily

The current release of WorldShare Record Manager complements functionality available in Connexion. OCLC will continue to enhance Record Manager over the next few years to further streamline metadata management and to enhance discoverability of your library's materials.

With WorldShare Record Manager, you can:

  • Create and enrich WorldCat bibliographic records using either a MARC 21 editor or a Text View editor
  • Set and Delete WorldCat holdings
  • Export bibliographic records and manage lists of records to export
  • Save in-progress bibliographic records to online save file, accessible from both Record Manager and Connexion
  • Manage local holdings records (LHRs) and local bibliographic data (LBD)
  • Create and print spine labels from LHRs or bibliographic records
  • Search and display Dutch, German, Library of Congress, Maori, and MeSH authority records
  • View information on WorldCat Works
  • Incorporate auto-suggest FAST subject headings
  • Save/Reuse field strings
  • Link to the RDA Toolkit via IP authentication

Note to OCLC Cataloging Subscribers: Record Manager is available to early adopters. The end-of-life date for Connexion has not yet been defined.

Introduction to Record Manager

(YouTube video, 9 minutes)
January 2017

This video provides a brief introduction to what you can accomplish with WorldShare Record Manager, to help familiarize you with the interface and its purpose.

WorldShare Record Manager allows you to create new and enrich existing items in WorldCat with efficient, record-at-a-time metadata management for your physical and electronic materials. Plus, you can set and delete WorldCat holdings and export bibliographic records.

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Past events

28 November 2017

Informatiemiddag MARC21: Hoe en waarom?

23 November 2017

Bijeenkomst Catalogiseren in WorldCat

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