At your request, OCLC will use your Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) profile information to maintain your library-specific government document collections. You do not need to select the collections from the WorldCat knowledge base global collection offerings. OCLC will automatically add title metadata to reflect your FDLP selection profile in your WorldCat knowledge base and you will see your collections reflected after we load your titles for you. Both electronic and non-electronic (print and microform) titles will be represented.
OCLC will divide your titles into two collections: one of electronic and the other of non-electronic titles. This division allows you to make choices in your settings and customizations per format. For example, you can choose to have MARC records for your electronic collection output in one file and those for your non-electronic titles output in another, dedicated file of records. You also have options for output frequency, and for emailed reports on record output and on holdings set in WorldCat.
OCLC will refresh your library-specific collections every month so that both your discovery access and your WorldCat holdings remain in synchronization.
Options once your title metadata is reflected in your knowledge base:
Libraries who want OCLC to add their government document collections/title metadata automatically must have access to WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager in the WorldShare interface and notify OCLC, including this completed information:
|"Please create my library-specific collections of government documents in Collection Manager. My WorldCat Registry ID is [number]. My GPO depository number is [number]."|
Contact OCLC in one of two ways: