Use this chapter if you retrieve bibliographic records, label records, and the WorldCat Cataloging Partners (WCP) Cataloging Report via
The OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Partners service (WCP) provides two methods for Internet data retrieval: your EDX account (which uses standard FTP) and the Product Services Web site.
For information on using the Product Services Web, see the Product Services Web Quick Reference at < http:/www.oclc.org/support/documentation/batchprocessing/using/productservices/default.htm >.
An EDX account allows you to retrieve the following files and reports:
If you choose EDX as a delivery method when ordering WorldCat Cataloging Partners (WCP), you are automatically given an EDX account.
You can use one or a combination of methods to retrieve bibliographic record files, label record files, and your WCP Cataloging Report. For example, you may retrieve bibliographic records from your EDX account and your WCP Cataloging Report from Product Services Web.
WorldCat Cataloging Partners can produce and post record and label files and reports as frequently as every day.
You can request that WorldCat Cataloging Partners notify you by e-mail when it posts files to your account.
You can retrieve files any time of day except for the following:
Monday through Saturday, 2:00 am to 3:00 am U.S. Eastern Time
Sunday 2:00 am to 6:00 am U.S. Eastern Time
Bibliographic record files, label record files, and WCP Cataloging Reports remain posted for 90 days. Label files and Cataloging Reports are only archived for one year (files older than one year are not retrievable). Bibliographic record files are archived and retrievable through the Bibliographic Record Snapshot service. For more information, contact your OCLC regional service providerat < http://www.oclc.org/contacts/regional/ >.
Vendor label record files are available only from the vendor's EDX account so the vendor can affix labels to your items. Vendors cannot access your EDX account to retrieve labels. Vendors have no access to your WCP records or reports.
The table below describes the WCP data retrieval methods. Due to the size of record and label files, standard FTP is usually the most efficient retrieval method. For information on using the EDX service, see the EDX User Guide at: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/records/edxuserguide/default.htm.
|Data Retrieval Method||Access Method||Authorization and Password||Retrievable Data|
Product Services Web
Web access only
Any OCLC authorization and password
You can use OCLC Connexion browser or OCLC Connexion client to display and edit your WCP records before loading them into your local system. To use Connexion you must retrieve the WCP records via EDX or the Product Services Web, then import the records into Connexion.
You can take most actions on your imported WCP records, including:
When you attempt to Lock a Master Record the system warns you that your changes will be lost and asks whether you want to continue.
Holdings cannot be deleted using Connexion Browser.
When records are first imported into Connexion Client, holdings data is not included so holdings cannot be deleted. Use the validate command to update the holdings data, then holdings can be deleted.
For more information on importing records with OCLC Connexion, see Connexion system Help or documentation.