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Automatically add, change and cancel holdings information on large numbers of catalog records

Your library collection is unique—no other library in the world offers the same wealth of resources. When you contribute bibliographic records and library holdings information to WorldCat, you enrich this cooperative, global database and invite information seekers worldwide to discover what your library offers. Including your holdings in WorldCat enables you to make your collection available for discovery through WorldCat Local and on the Web at . Users in your community and researchers around the world can then discover the riches of your library's collection more easily.

OCLC Batchload is an easy, cost-effective way to add, update, and cancel large numbers of catalog records and holdings information in WorldCat.

Libraries use Batchload to include their holdings information on millions of WorldCat records and to add hundreds of thousands of unique, original records to WorldCat. Learn more about the features and benefits of Batchload.

When you load your catalog records into WorldCat, your library gains:

  • Greatly enhanced visibility on the Web
  • Resource sharing capabilities
  • Management tools to help you plan your library operations effectively
  • Membership in a cooperative, worldwide library community
  • A link between WorldCat, national or regional catalogs and your local catalog

Implementing WorldCat Local or WorldCat Navigator?

Batchload services give you the ability to match, merge, format and synchronize OCLC Control Numbers between your local system and WorldCat. Initial synchronization and ongoing maintenance of OCLC Control Numbers within your local system is necessary when implementing and using WorldCat Local and WorldCat Navigator.

“... using the OCLC reclamation service, we were able to completely reset our WorldCat holdings information across our entire set of four OCLC symbols with a single batch job. This reclamation project resulted in a 15% improvement in our WorldCat holdings accuracy.”

Wade Guidry, Systems Manager
Coastal Resource Sharing Network