• Using OCLC CatExpress in Connexion: An OCLC Tutorial

    Using OCLC CatExpress in Connexion: An OCLC Tutorial

    CatExpress transaction reports page

    OCLC Product Services Web (PSWeb) will be discontinued in mid-July 2017. Due to this change, CatExpress transaction reports will be made available in June via My Files (under the WorldShare Metadata tab).
    If you have access to the WorldShare Collection Manager now, you will be able to use those credentials to access My Files and retrieve your CatExpress transaction reports. If you do not have access, please complete the request form.
    If you have questions regarding this change, please contact OCLC Support.

    NOTE: The information in this tutorial that refers to the OCLC MARC Subscription Service found on pages 57 through 64 is no longer valid for downloading files of records. As of 24 August 2015, the option to download records the day following your cataloging activity using the OCLC MARC Subscription Service is no longer available. 

    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

    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.

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    Course Length

    25 Minutes

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    Subject Area

    Cataloging and Metadata