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Connexion at a glance

Connexion is a robust suite of tools and services backed by OCLC's 35+ years of cataloging experience. Its enhanced features provide unparalleled flexibility for libraries and other allied institutions. Connexion lets you create and edit high-quality bibliographic and authority records, then share them with the entire OCLC cooperative, which benefits libraries around the world.


  • Get more done with less by minimizing the time spent creating and maintaining catalog records
  • Increase cataloging efficiency through cooperation and by using the latest cataloging tools and technology


  • Options for viewing, creating, updating and exporting records
  • Handles many resource formats, copy and original cataloging
  • Search WorldCat and the Authority File for quick access to records you need
  • Web browser-based interface that's easy to learn, use and customize
  • Windows-based client interface for powerful, flexible cataloging offering macros and greater customization, offline and batch functionality, support for languages written in Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Syriac, Tamil and Thai scripts, and interface language choices of Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish
  • Adapts to the the library's workflow
  • Authority linking that automatically updates WorldCat master records when authority headings change
  • Metadata extracting of electronic resources that helps build catalog records
  • Online documentation, tutorials and context-sensitive help


Related services

  • Bibliographic Record Notification eases cataloging maintenance by automatically delivering upgraded OCLC-MARC
  • WorldCat Cataloging Partners further automates cataloging by providing full OCLC-MARC records for materials you order through materials vendors
  • Contract Cataloging offers contract cataloging in all formats and many languages
  • Terminologies Service provides access to multiple controlled vocabularies
  • CONTENTdm now includes Connexion digital import feature. Now you can attach digital files to your WorldCat records and your CONTENTdm collections using the Connexion client.

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