Contract Cataloging™

Whether your library needs help with new acquisitions, ongoing cataloging, backlogs, gift collections, special formats or non-English materials, OCLC is here to help support your cataloging needs. Whether you need full or abbreviated original cataloging, copy cataloging with minimal edits or record enrichment services, our staff members will work with you to recommend the best combination to solve your cataloging challenges.

Support for 27 languages

Nothing is better than having your own in-house language experts, but that's not a reality for most libraries. Let our language specialists help. We can catalog materials in 27 languages.

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek (Classical)
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Norwegian
  • Persian/Farsi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish

Multiple formats

OCLC provides expert cataloging in a wide range of formats using the most experienced catalogers available who are committed to outstanding service and satisfaction.

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Videos
  • Photographs
  • Musical scores
  • Sound recordings
  • Digital music files
  • Maps
  • Serials
  • Electronic resources
  • Computer files
  • Digital collections
  • And more

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.

Service availability

  • Contract Cataloging services

    Available everywhere except Germany, Latin America and the Netherlands

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