Original Cataloging

Cataloging original records

One of the most valuable contributions you can make to the library community is to create original records or share your library's unique collections on WorldCat.

Your first step will be to do a thorough search to make sure your item isn't already cataloged on WorldCat: 

Your next step will be to create the record in Connexion:

Authority control will help you refine your new records:

If you regularly create original records, tools like constant data and text strings will help you do your work more efficiently:

If tutorials are more your style, or you want to prepare for these classes, you will get a great foundation from the following tutorials:

If you regularly catalog web-based resources, the following tutorial can help you do it more efficiently in Connexion:

Once you've mastered the content in these courses, you're well on your way to sharing your original records with the world.