WorldShare Record Manager is a modern, web-based cataloging solution that supports all the workflows you’re accustomed to with the CatExpress® user interface within Connexion® browser, plus so much more.
We’re discontinuing the CatExpress UI within Connexion browser on 30 April 2024.
Please note that once Connexion browser is discontinued you will no longer have access to your exported records. Please take the time to download all your exported records prior to 30 April 2024.
Record Manager is already included in your CatExpress subscription, so we encourage you to begin your transition today.
Enjoy a more intuitive cataloging environment to work with greater speed and efficiency
Record Manager offers improved search functionality to more easily find WorldCat records for copy cataloging and managing WorldCat holdings.
Better serve diverse communities
Record Manager includes non-Latin script data in WorldCat records, allowing patrons to search your collection in the native script.
Locally manage staff users and permissions
Record Manager leverages the user-friendly, email-based WorldShare authentication and allows you to locally manage new and existing staff accounts without needing to contact OCLC.
“The simplified cataloging role in Record Manager is just better. I have more visibility of what I'm cataloging and exporting than I do when I use CatExpress [UI]. The interface is more visually appealing, easier to navigate and customize, and more intuitive.”
“I found the user interface is clear and easy to navigate, and was able to search for records, set holdings, and export them to a test list with ease. It was also easy to select facets in order to limit the search results to the most relevant ones.”
Bergen County Cooperative Library System
“The interface is more pleasant to use, it is faster to find the record you need because you can see holding information in the results list, and there are more languages than in CatExpress [UI].”
Richardson Public Library
More label formats
Leverage more label formats, including A12360, L7651, SP1, SL4, SL6, SLB, and the option to create custom labels.
More export options
Export records in MARC 21, Dublin Core, and MODS format to a file or directly to your system via TCP/IP connection.
More UI languages
View the user interface in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
The simplified cataloging role is a streamlined Record Manager interface focused on providing a straightforward approach to cataloging. In this 6-minute video, discover the basics of the simplified cataloging process and how to perform basic searches. Also, learn how to manage holdings and export records and labels.
WorldShare Record Manager is included in your CatExpress subscription—you can start today.
Within the WorldShare interface, navigate to the Metadata tab, then select Record Manager.
If you don’t already know your WorldShare credentials, please contact us.
Documentation and training classes
This simplified cataloging role is a streamlined Record Manager interface focused on providing a straightforward approach to cataloging. Register for an upcoming live class or access recordings of past training sessions.
Cataloging features comparison chart
View a chart that compares functionality in CatExpress UI and the simplified cataloging role in Record Manager.