You and your partner libraries can share WorldCat knowledge base collections that you have modified to reflect your library's subscription.
For a video tutorial on sharing your collections, see Share your WorldCat knowledge bases collections.
You can share individual collections with your partner libraries directly within the WorldCat knowledge base interface.
When you create a collection, use the "When Sharing" setting to determine whether or not libraries can select a subset of the collection or if they must select the collection as a whole. See Customizable vs. Non-Customizable knowledge base collections to help you decide which setting to choose and for instructions to include required data when you add titles to your Customizable collection.
Collections can only be unshared when the library the collection was shared with deselects the collection from its holdings. The Use column indicates whether the collection is in use by the library. For more information, see Stop sharing a collection, below.
Once a collection has been shared with you, you must locate the collection and select it in order to use it. If the collection is customizable, you can also select individual titles within the collection. For more information on selecting titles, see Selecting individual titles.
To find and select a collection that has been shared with you:
The Pubget service was officially retired on 1 October 2017. Please see Manage collections previously updated by Pubget for step-by-step instructions on how to manage holdings with WorldShare Collection Manager.
In order for a collection that has been shared with you to appear as part of your holdings in WorldCat, you must have your institution-level Maintain Holdings setting set to Yes. For more information on enabling your holdings, see WorldCat Holdings.
Before you stop sharing a collection, you must make sure that it is not in use by another library. If a collection is in use by another library, you must contact them and ask them to deselect the collection before you can stop sharing the collection.
To stop sharing a collection:
It is more efficient for some libraries to share all of their holdings rather than sharing collections one by one. For example, a consortium that negotiates the same content for many member libraries might want all their holdings shared with a set of other libraries.
All collections can only be unshared when the library the collections were shared with turns off their subscription. The Usage column indicates whether the collection is in use by the library. For more information, see Stop sharing all collections, below.
Once a library has shared all of their collections with you, you can subscribe to their collections.
To subscribe to another library's collections:
Before you stop sharing all your collections with other libraries, you must make sure that they are not in use by another library. If a collection is in use by another library, you must contact them and ask them to turn off their subscription before you can stop sharing your collections.
To stop sharing all collections: