• Using OCLC CatExpress in Connexion: An OCLC Tutorial

    Using OCLC CatExpress in Connexion: An OCLC Tutorial

    NOTE: The option to download records the day following your cataloging activity using the OCLC MARC Subscription Service is no longer available (as of 24 August 2015).  Now all CatExpress libraries can download records immediately after cataloging, through the CatExpress interface.

    Follow the path under General > Admin Options > Download Export Files

    Or through Express > Other Options > Download Export Files 

    The information in this tutorial that refers to the OCLC MARC Subscription Service found on pages 57 through 64 is no longer valid for downloading files of records.

    If you have questions, please contact OCLC Customer Support at support@oclc.org or 800-848-5800, for assistance.  


    Tutorial overview

    CatExpress is a Web-based interface to OCLC's WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog). It provides an easy-to-use, affordable cataloging solution for small libraries. Using your Web browser, search for records, set your holdings, and receive files of your records for your local system. This tutorial shows you key operations, step by step.

    How to use this tutorial

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    Course Length

    25 Minutes

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    Subject Area

    Cataloging and Metadata

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