OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription

Maximize cataloging efficiency and collection visibility

Save time with streamlined cataloging.

OCLC's cataloging and metadata services give you the tools you need to effectively manage physical and electronic resources. Automated metadata services and industry partnerships eliminate redundant steps, which gives your staff time to work on other priorities.

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Experience the power of cooperative cataloging

Benefit from the ongoing work and expertise of OCLC and member libraries worldwide that continue to collectively create, enhance and share quality records found in WorldCat®. Unlimited access to WorldCat allows you to quickly find the records you need so you can copy catalog from one source instead of doing original cataloging. Plus, when improvements that you care about are made to a WorldCat record, OCLC will automatically send you MARC record updates to improve the discoverability of your collections.

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Improve cataloging efficiencies while reducing costs

Access a comprehensive suite of metadata management tools and services (including free training and support) to efficiently manage all of your print and electronic resources. Quickly optimize your cataloging workflows while reducing operational costs with expert tools and services that fully support both RDA and AACR2 standards.

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Increase visibility to your resources in more ways

Quickly make your electronic content easier to find, use and manage by registering your e-collections in the WorldCat knowledge base and provide fast, reliable access for your patrons. Plus, you can simplify workflows with automated WorldCat holdings maintenance and delivery of MARC records for titles available and purchased through your library's demand-driven acquisitions program.

Member stories

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Cut down your e-resource cataloging time

See how library staff at the Sladen Library in Henry Ford Hospital supported a major archival project by reducing the time they spent cataloging e-content.


Automate e-resource management

Discover how University of Maryland librarians sped up their e-book processing workflows.

"With WorldShare Metadata, we get more efficient workflows for our materials and more accurate access to e-books in our catalog and through outside discovery services."

Holly Tomren
Head of Metadata Services, Drexel University Libraries

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An OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription allows you to quickly copy catalog most of your new materials with high-quality WorldCat records. Original cataloging tools allow you to catalog in the format you prefer. When the WorldCat community enriches metadata, you receive automatic MARC record updates that keep your collections current.

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Watch David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, and Anne Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director, discuss OCLC’s “Next generation Metadata Management.”

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