Batchload documentation

About batchload services

OCLC Batchload for Bibliographic Records Online Help

Covers bibliographic record processing: Definitive information about using Batchload at OCLC to keep your holdings up-to-date in WorldCat. Describes types of batchload projects for bibliographic records, options for ordering a project and receiving output, how to order, and more.

Please note: The former "OCLC Batch Services User Guide" is obsolete and has been removed. It is superseded by this Guide.

Local Holdings Record Updating Service User Guide

Covers local holdings record processing: Definitive information about using LHRUS as the batchload solution to keeping your local holdings records up-to-date in WorldCat.


Using batchload services

About Batchload for Bibliographic Records

Description of the types of batchload projects for bibliographic records, options for ordering a project and receiving output, how to order, and more.

Order Checklist for Bibliographic Batchload

Simulation of the Bibliographic Batchload order form. Print and complete this checklist of order form questions to prepare your information before logging on to order a bibliographic batchload project.

Order Checklist for LHRUS Batchload (Local Holdings Record Updating service)

Simulation of the LHRUS Batchload order form. Print and complete this checklist of order form questions to prepare your information before logging on to order an LHRUS batchload project.

Note: Accepting the Batchload Terms and Conditions (T&C) is required when you order a batchload project. You can preview the T&C here.

Using PSWeb for sending records

Detailed instructions for sending records to OCLC for batchload via PSWeb (OCLC Product Services Web).

Using FTP for sending records

Detailed instructions for sending records to OCLC for batchload via FTP (file transfer protocol).

Using FTP for an Innovative Interface system to send records

Detailed instructions for sending records to OCLC for batchload via an FTP feature of Innovative Interfaces local systems.

Send Non-MARC Data for Batchload via E-mail or Physical Media

Instructions for sending non-MARC "patterned" bibliographic data or a simple list of numeric search keys for use in batchloading.

Import Records from OCLC Services and Resolve Batch Records in Connexion (quick reference)

Brief instructions for processing unresolved records returned from a batchload project. Includes how to download records from PSWeb and how to import them into Connexion (browser or client) for further cataloging work.

 

Focus on Batchload details

Click here for quick references focused on a single aspect of batchloading records.

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