Digital Collection Gateway support
The WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway is a Web-based tool that enables organizations to upload the metadata of their digital content to WorldCat. It is compatible with all OAI-compliant repositories, such as CONTENTdm, and is available at no charge.
- Repository managers with OAI-compliant repositories can learn how to get started uploading their metadata to WorldCat by visiting Getting Started .
- CONTENTdm users should follow the steps outlined in the CONTENTdm User Support Center (login required), which has information specific to CONTENTdm.
Best practices for creating shareable metadata
This document, "Best practices for CONTENTdm and other OAI-PMH compliant repositories: creating shareable metadata," is a result of a collaborative effort that began with the CONTENTdm Metadata Working Group. This evolving group, which now includes repository administrators from the broader OAI community, is open and growing. The group developed, optimized and standardized Qualified Dublin Core metadata element sets to increase discoverability in the local environment, as well as across open access repositories such as worldcat.org, into which their metadata is harvested according to OAI-PMH.
Gateway user documentation
For additional documentation, including a Gateway Tutorial and FAQ, please visit Getting Started.
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