Cataloging and Metadata
Comprehensive services that work together to improve results
COMMUNITY—Work together to build a resource for the library world
WORKFLOW—Streamline technical processing and create efficiencies for all
QUALITY—Use internationally accepted standards
Cataloging in the GGC
For over forty years, the National Library and the 13 university libraries of the Netherlands have coordinated their own cataloguing activity via the GGC, ensuring that libraries could accurately reflect their own collections. The GGC is underpinned by the national catalogue (NCC), containing approximately 15 million unique library records. The GGC cataloguing database in its entirety contains approximately 30 million records including the Library of Congress, the British Library and the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek title information.
More recently, an agreement has been signed with Bibliotheek.nl to load the complete collections of public libraries in the Netherlands into the GGC.
The GGC catalogue is one of a number of data hubs worldwide that is synchronized in real-time with WorldCat, providing almost instantaneous information to the world’s users of what lies within Dutch libraries.
OCLC WorldShare Metadata
In addition to the GGC, OCLC also has in development, a full end-to-end solution for metadata management, known as OCLC WorldShare Metadata.
OCLC WorldShare Metadata will provide a complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources across multiple formats. This set of new applications and services will be made available in phases over the next few years. The changes are part of OCLC's strategy to provide Webscale solutions to the full range of library management needs, including acquisitions, license management, resource sharing and discovery.
WorldShare Metadata will be available to all libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and will work with other OCLC services as well as library management systems including LBS. For libraries using WorldShare Management Services, WorldShare Metadata will fully integrate these functions in the same staff interface, significantly improving efficiency for “back office” operations.
Watch this space for Cataloging and Metadata Management presentations.