Pain free conversion to OCLC-MARC
Batch processing can upgrade minimal-level MARC records from your local system to full OCLC-MARC. If your records are not in MARC format, OCLC can convert non-MARC to OCLC-MARC records by sending files of “ patterned data”.
Receive full OCLC-MARC records
Ensure compatibility with other libraries and your own future systems by upgrading your local records to full OCLC-MARC format. This can be done while OCLC sets your holdings in WorldCat—yet another welcome OCLC batch processing efficiency. Upgrading records to the nationally standardized OCLC-MARC format:
- Offers more access points for users and staff
- Eliminates the need for another conversion
- Ensures compatibility for local systems of future generations
- Facilitates cooperative ventures with other libraries
Regardless of the format of the files you submit for batch processing, the copies of matched records are returned to you in OCLC-MARC format.