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WorldShare Record Manager

Record-at-a-time cataloging for physical and electronic resources


WorldShare Metadata

Streamline metadata management workflows

WorldShare Record Manager allows you to search for matching records in WorldCat to accelerate copy cataloging and create new or enrich existing items in WorldCat. Record Manager provides efficient, record-at-a-time metadata management for your physical and electronic materials using either a MARC 21 editor or a Text View editor. Plus, with Record Manager, you can set and delete WorldCat holdings and export bibliographic and authority records.

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Manage records quickly and easily

The current release of WorldShare Record Manager complements functionality available in Connexion. OCLC has developed and continues to introduce a number of new capabilities in WorldShare Record Manager, to help make management of your resources even easier.

With the robust capabilities of Record Manager, you can:

  • Search for matching records in WorldCat to accelerate copy cataloging
  • Create and enrich WorldCat bibliographic records using either a MARC 21 editor or a Text View editor
  • Set and Delete WorldCat holdings
  • Export bibliographic records and manage lists of records to export
  • Save in-progress bibliographic records to online save file, accessible from both Record Manager and Connexion
  • Manage local holdings records (LHRs) and local bibliographic data (LBD)
  • Create and print spine labels from LHRs or bibliographic records in standard formats or use new custom options
  • Create, add, derive, edit, and replace LC/NACO Name Authority records
  • Search, display, and export Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE), Canadiana, Dutch, German, Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), Library of Congress, Māori, MeSH, and Répertoire de vedettes-matière (RVM) authority files
  • View information on WorldCat Works
  • Incorporate auto-suggest FAST subject headings
  • Save/Reuse field strings
  • Link to the RDA Toolkit via IP authentication

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

Introduction to Record Manager

(YouTube video, 11 minutes)
August 2020

This video provides a brief introduction to what you can accomplish with WorldShare Record Manager, to help familiarize you with the interface and its purpose.

WorldShare Record Manager allows you to search for matching records in WorldCat to accelerate copy cataloging and create new or enrich existing items in WorldCat. Record Manager provides efficient, record-at-a-time metadata management for your physical and electronic materials using either a MARC 21 editor or a Text View editor. Plus, with Record Manager, you can set and delete WorldCat holdings and export bibliographic and authority records.

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

Join OCLC-CAT, a listserv discussion of all OCLC cataloging services. Or browse the archives.

Join OCLC-CJK, a Users Group discussion list. Or browse the archives.

Browse the archives of KB-L, a place for community discussion of the WorldCat knowledge base and electronic resources.

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