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Batchload at a glance

OCLC Batchload is a cataloging option that enables all types and sizes of libraries and library groups to add and maintain large numbers of catalog records and library holdings information to WorldCat. Use the service to maintain your holdings information and receive MARC records.


  • Save time and money by updating bibliographic records and holdings information in WorldCat more efficiently
  • Easy, automated processes to match your holdings information in WorldCat with local records
  • Automated record maintenance—add and maintain records and keep holdings information up-to-date in WorldCat
  • Up-to-date holdings enable information seekers to locate and acquire your library’s resources
  • Loading your records into WorldCat gives you the ability to connect your library catalog regionally, nationally and globally via the Web
  • Participation in WorldCat yields many dividends, enabling your library to make effective use of many other OCLC services including WorldCat Resource Sharing and WorldCat Navigator, WorldCat Local for Web access to local library collections and WorldCat Collection Analysis


  • Add original cataloging records to WorldCat
  • Expand brief records to include full bibliographic information
  • Attach, update and cancel library holdings information in WorldCat
  • Record matching in WorldCat
  • Assign holdings information for individual members of a group or consortia to help ensure access to member collections
  • Attach an OCLC Control Number to catalog records
  • Maintain consistency and accuracy of the OCLC Control Number
  • Various data formats can be submitted including MARC and non-MARC data and search keys
  • Multiple methods are available for submitting and receiving records

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