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Connexion®

Create, manage, and download high-quality bibliographic and authority records.


As of 30 April 2024 Connexion browser has been discontinued. Users who prefer a web-based interface can make the switch to WorldShare® Record Manager. Users of the Windows-based Connexion client can continue to use the locally-installed Connexion client for their cataloging workflows. Learn more

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Streamline original and copy cataloging to share with OCLC member libraries

Connexion lets you create and edit high-quality bibliographic and authority records and then share them with the entire OCLC cooperative, which benefits libraries around the world. Connexion is a robust set of tools and services backed by OCLC's 40+ years of cataloging experience. Its advanced features provide unparalleled flexibility for libraries and other allied institutions.

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Get users the content they need with up-to-date holdings

Accurate holdings information maintained with Connexion helps Web searchers everywhere find your collections through your discovery interface and OCLC's consumer service partners. Additionally, accurate holdings help you to analyze your collection, compare it to others using Choreo Insights and help thousands of libraries share materials through the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan network.

Connexion is a full-service cataloging tool backed by OCLC's 40+ years of cataloging experience. Connexion lets you create and edit high-quality bibliographic and authority records and then share them with the entire OCLC cooperative, which benefits libraries around the world.

Service availability

  • Available everywhere except Germany and the Netherlands

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A detailed comparison chart is available to help you compare functionality in all cataloging interfaces, point by point.