WorldShare Collection Manager logo

Transitions to Collection Manager


Batchload is the next OCLC service to transition to WorldShare Collection Manager as part of our efforts to streamline cataloging workflows. This transition to “data sync collections” is now underway and will be managed in phases based on project type.

To ensure a smooth transition, we ask that all institutions please wait until we contact you directly with detailed instructions to begin this process.

If you have any questions in the interim, please contact us directly at For institutions outside North and South America, please check with your regional support team before creating or modifying a data sync collection.


For more information about this transition, see:

  • Batchload transition page
  • If your institution is located in North or South America, please refer to the following FAQ.
  • If your institution in located in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, please refer to the following FAQ.

WorldCat data sync collections in WorldShare Collection Manager

Date Time  
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am Recording
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Recording
Thursday, June 2, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Recording
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Recording
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Recording
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am Recording

If you have any questions, please contact us at

WorldCat Cataloging Partners

WorldCat Cataloging Partners (previously known as PromptCat) has transitioned to WorldShare Collection Manager as of 5 May 2016.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to get customized records for your cataloging partner collections.

For more information, see:

Recorded webinar. Learn about OCLC's improved record matching algorithms (April 2016, 1 hour). View the recording. View the presentation slides.

If you have questions related to this change, please contact


The 8 April 2016 deadline to ensure uninterrupted delivery of EBSCO MARC records has passed. The transition allows you to receive MARC records for your EBSCO eBook collections and more including:

  • Automatic MARC record delivery with ongoing updates
  • Customized record editing options
  • Customized record delivery scheduling
  • Delete records if titles are removed from your holdings
  • Automatic holdings maintenance (requires a qualifying OCLC cataloging subscription)

If you missed the previous live webinars, view Start Your Transition Today to Ensure Uninterrupted EBSCO MARC Record Delivery (1hr 1min) or review the accompanying slides.

Please also see the EBSCO Quick Start guide for step-by-step instructions on using the Collection Manager interface and our instructions for having your library’s EBSCO holdings feeds added to the WorldCat Knowledge Base.

Questions? See the EBSCO transition frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please join us for weekly EBSCO office hours or contact OCLC support

Visit office hours

We offer office hours for help specific to your transition. Return to the migration page for details and schedule modifications.

WorldCat data sync collections office hours

Return here to find any time/date changes for office hours. No prior registration or password is required. Call anytime within the hour.

Time (Eastern) Toll-free call-in number Access code

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

US/Canada: 1-877-668-4490
UK: 08-002061177

Meeting number 717 079 918

WebEx link (optional)
Join the online meeting
via WebEx

Regularly scheduled office hours

Regularly scheduled office hours are listed on the Collection Manager home page. Join for general help with WorldShare Collection Manager and/or WorldCat knowledge base collections.

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »