The WorldCat Cataloging Partners User Guide presents information about a collaborative relationship with materials vendors that delivers OCLC-MARC records to match the materials ordered through participating vendor partners and sets library holdings automatically in WorldCat. The Guide provides an overview of the service, procedures for using the service, and descriptions of how the service processes records.
The WorldCat Cataloging Partners User Guide assumes a general knowledge of OCLC Cataloging services. The Guide can be used as an introduction to WorldCat Cataloging Partners (WCP), as an instruction manual for using WCP, and as a reference tool to answer questions about WCP.
You can order WorldCat Cataloging Partners through the OCLC Online Service Center.
This Guide is available on the OCLC Web site at < http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/catalogingpartners/using/guide>
In this Guide, italic type indicate values in fields, for example, In the Type field, enter codes a, b, or c. Data you need to supply also appears in italic type in brackets, for example, edx.pcat. [slc]. Do not enter the brackets.
See the following sources for more information about WorldCat Cataloging Partners. The remaining documents are available at the OCLC Web site, at the address given.
|Source||Description of Information|
| OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Partners web site
||Information about using WorldCat Cataloging Partners vendor partners, and other information.|
| Bibliographic Formats and Standards
||Definitions and descriptions of fields and subfields in OCLC-MARC records.|
| EDX User Guide
||Requirements and step-by-step procedures for sending files to or retrieving files from various OCLC services.|
| Product Services Web Reference Card
||How to use OCLC Product Services via the World Wide Web.|
| OCLC-MARC Records
||Record and file specifications and lists of valid fields and subfields in OCLC-MARC records.|
WorldCat Cataloging Partners Listserv. For information on the listserv, including how to subscribe, see:
Ongoing discussion, current information, and support for WCP users. This listserv is owned and maintained by OCLC.
OCLC acknowledges the efforts of those who contributed to making this Guide:
OCLC Reviewers: Sandi Jones, Bob Pearson, Kristina Truthan, Maureen Huss, Tim Savage, Jenny Tweed, Julie Whitley
Writers: Chris Dawson and Joanne Murphy