Migration information for OCLC WorldShare Metadata
OCLC Bibliographic Record Notification service (BibNote) functionality was incorporated with a new service, OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager. The new service offers you all of the options for updated MARC records that you had with the BibNote service, but also offers a number of enhancements developed based on your feedback. For example, Collection Manager offers additional profiling options that allow you to receive updated records:
- Based on any change to a variable field in the WorldCat master record.
- When the record has been upgraded to RDA cataloging rules ("rda" is denoted in the 040 $e).
The steps to migrate are listed below as are resources for exploring your enhanced options. There was no need to return to your profile for the BibNote service. The service was disabled on November 1, 2013. You may complete the migration steps below at any time.
Moving Beyond Bibliographic Record Notification
Recorded on August 21, 2013
Libraries currently using the eSerials Holdings service should review the information below to maintain their electronic resource holdings in WorldCat. The complete management of WorldCat holdings for electronic materials and delivery of MARC records is now available with the WorldCat knowledge base through OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager. As a result, OCLC will discontinue the eSerials Holdings service in its current form as of March 1, 2014.
About the WorldCat knowledge base
The WorldCat knowledge base offers similar benefits to those of your current service but includes expanded functionality you can use now or in the future. It combines data about your library's electronic resources and linking features to enable access to all of your electronic resources enabling you to maintain this information in a single place. It includes title-level information as well as coverage representation. The WorldCat knowledge base exists within OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager. Not only can you automatically manage WorldCat holdings, but you also have the option to receive MARC records for these titles with ongoing updates. This provides your users with seamless access to e-books and other electronic materials via your catalog and other discovery tools.
After your library builds your knowledge base instance once by selecting your specific collections from the global knowledge base:
- Your holdings are maintained in WorldCat and any other applications using this data are kept up to date via automated processes.
- At no additional charge, your library has the option to receive WorldCat MARC records. You have numerous options to customize your records with your library-specific information such as URLs and proxy information.
- You can synchronize your holdings with third-party systems you use to track your electronic resources and you can manage your electronic holdings in a single interface.
- Attend the recorded training session linked on this page.
- Please submit the request form if your library does not currently use WorldShare Metadata/the WorldCat knowledge base in the WorldShare interface. The service is included in your Cataloging Subscription.
OCLC Order Services will then send you a URL and credentials so you can establish a password for the WorldShare interface.
Training: What’s Next for the eSerials Holdings Service?
Recorded on September 12, 2013
For libraries that receive WorldCat MARC records or manage WorldCat holdings for U.S. government publications via OCLC's GovDoc service:
The GovDoc service is now incorporated into OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager which includes WorldCat knowledge base functionality. Please complete the steps under "Getting Started."
You have until March 31, 2014 to complete your transition. OCLC will discontinue the GovDoc service after this date. Once you configure your settings in the WorldShare interface, your migration is complete.
GovDoc Service: What's Next?
Recorded on December 16, 2013
OCLC will add library-specific collections of U.S. government documents to a library's Collection Manager account upon request from a library. Libraries who want to enjoy this service must have access to WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager in the WorldShare interface and notify OCLC.
- If your library already has access to Collection Manager in the WorldShare interface (Metadata tab):
Please email CollectionManagerIM@oclc.org with the text below.
- If your library needs access to the WorldShare interface, has access to the WorldShare interface but does not have the Metadata tab, or currently has access to the WorldCat knowledge base via the Service Configuration interface but not via the WorldShare interface:
Access to the interface and the use of Collection Manager is included in your cataloguing subscription. Please complete and submit the Collection Manager request form. Please include in the comments section of the form the text below.
"Please create my library-specific collections of government documents in Collection Manager. My WorldCat Registry ID is [number]. My GPO depository number is [number]."