Partner with cataloging experts to assist with your library's needs.
Improve discovery and circulation with access to all of your resources
If your holdings aren't current in WorldCat®, or if they're missing from your OPAC, they're all but invisible to your users. But when your holdings are current in WorldCat—as part of your Contract Cataloging project—they gain visibility on the Web through WorldCat.org™, many popular search engines and other OCLC partners. That gives your library an increased return on the investments you've made in your collections.
Take advantage of our expertise
We have been cataloging for libraries for more than 25 years. Most OCLC Contract Cataloging staff members are professional librarians who hold subject-related degrees in addition to their MLS degrees. We supplement our professional cataloging staff with a team of highly trained paraprofessional catalogers, all of whom received training from professional librarians. Our staff supports 27 languages in multiple formats using RDA and AACR2 standards.
Clear your cataloging backlog without adding staff using shelf-ready materials
Whether your library is working to incorporate a large, new collection or just trying to catch up, adding library staff to deal with a one-time "bump" in your cataloging needs is rarely an option. We can help manage your cataloging needs so that your staff can concentrate on higher priority tasks.
Free up time to work on special collections
Find out how McGill University improved user services and staff workflows throughout the library after clearing their cataloging backlog.
Quickly clear out cataloging backlogs
Find out how the University of Texas at Austin eliminated its backlog of foreign language materials without hiring additional staff.
"We were able to clear almost the entire backlog, making incoming materials much easier to manage without a large backlog looming."
Cataloging Outsourcing Coordinator, Technical Services Division, University of Texas at Austin Libraries
OCLC Contract Cataloging services offer expert assistance to tackle your difficult cataloging projects, including those requiring specialized format-specific skills and language proficiencies. Our skilled, professional catalogers can meet your high standards and help get your items into the hands of users quickly.
Contract Cataloging services
Available everywhere except Germany, Latin America and the Netherlands
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