Migration information for OCLC WorldShare Metadata
Please see the information below if your library currently uses one of the following services:
In order to serve our users better, the WorldCat knowledge base is transitioning all users from the WorldCat knowledge base module in OCLC Service Configuration to the WorldShare interface, Metadata tab. For instructions you might need for the transition, see the Transition to the WorldShare interface page.
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
Getting started - Establish your account
- Complete the registration form.
Note: If your library already has access to Metadata in the WorldShare interface, you may begin your steps to migrate; there is no need to fill out the request form. If you need an additional staff account, please contact email@example.com.
- After you receive your account information from OCLC Order Services, go to your library’s URL and set your password.
Logging in for the first time: Set a password (PDF).
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