WorldCat knowledge base

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.

Welcome to the knowledge base support site

Visit this page for links to documentation, training, information about live office hours, and more.

Getting started

WorldCat knowledge base request form
Use this form to request the service. If your library has access to the knowledge base in OCLC Service Configuration and you would like access via the WorldShare interface as well, complete this form.

WorldCat knowledge base office hours
Join OCLC staff in weekly office hours via WebEx. No registration necessary.

Collections in the WorldCat knowledge base
Find a current list of collections/providers available in the global WorldCat knowledge base.

This page will continue to evolve and will eventually contain news, discussion forums, and more. Please bookmark this page and check back for the most current information.

Currenly, discussion forums are located in the User Support Center:

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