SEP 12

WorldCat data sync collections, Part 1

Part 1 explains how to create a WorldCat® data sync collection and how to upload data for processing. The institution-level settings that apply to data sync collections are reviewed.

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Course overview

A WorldCat data sync collection manages an institution’s holdings in WorldCat based on information from that institution’s local catalog or on information sent on behalf of the institution from another source.  Holdings may be based on the institution’s OCLC symbol or on local holdings records. This process (formerly called batchload) ensures that WorldCat holdings accurately represent the institution’s holdings in support of resource sharing and discovery.

Part 1 explains how to create a WorldCat® data sync collection and how to upload data for processing.  The institution-level settings that apply to data sync collections are reviewed.

Part 2 focuses on interpreting output files and reports and reviewing records in WorldCat Staging (a temporary location for unresolved records that result from processing).

Audience:

Institutions who currently use batchload for holdings maintenance and want to learn more about data sync collections.   Other institutions who want to maintain their holdings in WorldCat through an automated process are welcome to attend.

Other information:

WorldShare Collection Manager is available through a custom WorldShare Web address for your institution.  See Get Started with Collection Manager for details about how to obtain this Web address and logon.  

Closed captioning

Closed captioning is available in the US upon request with 5 business days' notice.

Cancellation policy

In the event of low attendance, OCLC may cancel a training session. In this situation, registrants will be notified by email in advance of the session.

Date

12 September 2017

Time

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Cost

Free

Course Length

1 Hour

Course Format

Live Online

Contact

training@oclc.org