Put the WorldCat knowledge base to work for your library
Getting started with the WorldCat knowledge base is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Complete a knowledge base request form
Use this form to activate the WorldCat knowledge base for your institition.
2. Add local data to the knowledge base
Before you begin using the knowledge base, you will need to make a decision about the best way to add each of your electronic collections. Start by reviewing this chart that shows the advantages of each method, and then reference the knowledge base documentation site for additional details about the following options:
- Add ebook, serial, and other collections through the WorldShare interface
- Add e-serial collections through Pubget (not applicable for eBooks)
- Enable open access collections
- Add Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) collections
- Add U.S. government document collections
- Map a holdings file from SFX, EBSCO, or Serial Solutions
3. Configure Settings
Now that data about your electronic collections is in the WorldCat knowledge base, the final step is to configure settings based on your local needs:
- Configure settings for your WorldCat knowledge base at the insitutional and collection levels
- Maintain your holdings in WorldCat
- Set up Google Scholar links (to include links from your worldCat knowledge base in Google Scholar results)
- Configure knowledge base supported OCLC services that you currently use:
- WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager - Receive customized WorldCat MARC records based on title / collection metadata in your WorldCat knowledge base
- WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local - How to use WorldCat knowledge base for discovery
- WorldShare ILL and ILLiad - Efficiently lend e-resources and ensure that your not borrowing e-resources to which your library already subscribes (see Resource Sharing tab)
- WorldShare License Manager - Manage license and vendor information in a single interface
Looking for additional knowledge base training options? Please visit our OCLC Training Portal for options.