Reviewing WorldCat Sync Reports

After your collection metadata has been synchronized with WorldCat, you can view and download the WorldCat Sync reports, which capture what happened when your collections were harvested by the Digital Collection Gateway, mapped, and uploaded to WorldCat.

Reports provide information about settings, start and end times of the synchronization, processing summary information, errors, and the OCLC record numbers that were added or replaced.

Reports can be viewed in HTML format. Reports can be downloaded in XML and Microsoft Excel formats.

For more information, see the tutorial Using the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway.

To access WorldCat Sync reports

You can log in directly to the Digital Collection Gateway by going to, or you can access it through CONTENTdm Administration.

  1. Open CONTENTdm Administration.

  2. Click the Server tab.

  3. Click Harvesting. The Server Settings page displays. If the server had been registered with the Digital Collection Gateway, a Login link displays in the WorldCat Sync section of the page.

  4. Click Login. The Digital Collection Gateway Login page displays.

  5. Enter your user name and password, and then click Sign In. The WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway Home page displays.

  6. Click Reports from the navigation menu at the top of the page. The Reports page displays.

    The Reports page has features to help you navigate your reports easily for many collections. Each column of the Reports page can be sorted by clicking on the sort bar at the top of the column. Additionally, you can filter the report display by report type, collection name, or date. To remove the filters, delete the contents of any filter fields you set at the top of the page.