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OCLC Cataloguing Subscription

Maximize cataloguing efficiency and collection visibility

Cataloguing subscriptions in Australia and New Zealand

OCLC’s cataloguing and metadata services give you the tools you need to effectively manage physical and electronic resources. Automated metadata services and industry partnerships eliminate redundant steps, which gives your staff time to work on other priorities.

Your institution automatically becomes a cataloguing member of OCLC when they become a member of Libraries Australia or the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa). Libraries Australia and the National Library of New Zealand updates your institution’s holdings in WorldCat and takes on all administrative duties related to OCLC membership on behalf of its members.   

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Experience the power of cooperative cataloguing

Benefit from the ongoing work and expertise of OCLC and member libraries worldwide that continue to collectively create, enhance and share quality records found in WorldCat. Unlimited access to WorldCat, allows you to quickly find the records you need so you can copy catalog from one source instead of doing original cataloguing.  Plus, when improvements that you care about are made to a WorldCat record, OCLC will automatically send you MARC record updates to improve discoverability of your collections.   

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Improve cataloguing efficiencies while reducing costs

Access a comprehensive suite of metadata management tools and services (including free training and support) to efficiently manage all of your print and electronic resources. Quickly optimize your cataloguing workflows while reducing operational costs with expert tools and services that fully support both RDA and AACR2 standards.

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Increase visibility to your resources in more ways, quickly

Quickly make your electronic content easier to find, use and manage by registering your E-collections in the WorldCat knowledge base and provide fast, reliable access for your patrons.  Plus, you can simplify workflows with automated WorldCat holdings maintenance and delivery of MARC records for titles available and purchased through your library’s Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) program.

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An OCLC Cataloguing Subscription includes:



Member stories

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Streamline library management workflows

Find out how Doane College's Perkins Library simplified workflows to spend more time on archive and special collections.

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Automate e-resource management

Discover how University of Maryland librarians sped up their e-book processing workflows.

"With WorldShare Metadata, we get more efficient workflows for our materials and more accurate access to e-books in our catalog and through outside discovery services."  

Holly Tomren
Head of Metadata Services, Drexel University Libraries

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Watch David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, and Anne Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director, discuss OCLC’s “Next generation Metadata Management.”

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