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WorldCat® Digital Collection Gateway

A self-service tool for uploading the metadata of your digital content to WorldCat

Through your efforts in building digital repositories, your unique digital collections are available on the Web for local and global information seekers. Having devoted the resources to creating these online resources, broadening visibility and access is of foremost importance.


The WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway provides you with a self-service tool for uploading the metadata of your unique digital content to WorldCat—the premier database of library materials. Once your metadata is in WorldCat, your collections are more visible and discoverable by end users who search WorldCat as well as Google and other popular Web sites. Ultimately, users will click through to your local servers to access the digital item, viewing it immediately on their screen—anytime, anywhere. Your metadata records retain their local identity while maximizing the global visibility of your digital content.

A worldwide repository providing integrated access and increased visibility

Through the Gateway, as your library, archives, museum or other cultural heritage organization continues to upload metadata, you are developing WorldCat into a premier resource for the integrated discovery of open access, digital primary source materials. OCLC provides the infrastructure, services and support to help maximize the visibility and integrated discovery of digital content worldwide.

Available to all organizations at no charge, the Gateway is key to getting your unique digital content maximum Web visibility—all via WorldCat.

“The Gateway is an important tool for the Clark to broaden the visibility of its collections.  From there we have created WorldCat lists and have also tied in online interactive communities such as Facebook and other Web 2.0 tools.”

Penny Baker, Collections Management Librarian
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute