Cataloging documentation, practices, and programs
How to use the browser-based interface for Connexion cataloging.
How to use CatExpress for copy cataloging. CatExpress is in the Connexion browser interface.
How to use Z39.50 for cataloging.
How to use WebDewey for Dewey classification. WebDewey is in the Connexion browser interface.
Describes OCLC catalog cards. Includes guidelines and examples for adding cataloging data to records to produce catalog cards. Card production can be initiated in the Connexion client or browser if your OCLC cataloging profile includes card production.
Tagging conventions, input standards and guidelines for WorldCat records.
Cataloging guidelines for participants in OCLC's Expert Community.
Procedures for entering diacritics and special characters in Latin-script-based records.
See information on WorldCat quality control.
See information about Resource Description and Access.
Cataloging electronic and internet resources
Guidelines for creating MARC records for electronic resources.
Includes both Regular and National Level Enhance participants.
Requirements and application instructions for Regular Enhance.
Summary of the process used to evaluate records submitted with an Enhance application.
Overview of the Enhance process and related mechanics, workflow, requirements, policies, practices, control and communication.
Guidelines focused on areas where National Level Enhance has capabilities different from, or responsibilities beyond those of, Regular Enhance.
See the OCLC Cataloging Authorization Levels quick reference.
Description, guidelines, and examples of indexes for searching WorldCat, including fields and subfields indexed. Indexes are supported for all OCLC WorldCat search interfaces (except Z39.50), including Connexion, CatExpress, FirstSearch, and FirstSearch Resource Sharing.
Provides summary instructions, formats, techniques, guidelines, examples, and indexes for searching WorldCat for cataloging purposes, using the Connexion client or browser interface.
WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative outlines the rights and responsibilities associated with the stewardship of the WorldCat bibliographic and holdings database by and for the OCLC cooperative.
Requirements and procedures for sending or retrieving files from OCLC services.
Record structure, character sets, and exchange media formatting for OCLC-MARC records on magnetic tape, via electronic file transfer and via export. Also provides a list of content designators and their names.
List of MARC 21 bibliographic data elements that OCLC has not implemented along with possible OCLC action to implement them.
Provides details on the format of OCLC authority records. Describes indexes and indexed fields/subfields. Also covers procedures for submitting authority record change requests. (Supersedes the Authotities User Guide.)
OCLC Connexion: Searching Authorities Quick Reference (In PDF format only)
Provides summary instructions, formats, techniques, guidelines, examples, and indexes for searching OCLC authority records using the Connexion client or browser interface. (New in January 2009)
General information on Z39.71 Holdings Format and MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data (MFHD); OCLC LDR format and SERHOLD format are also briefly discussed
Concise procedures for maintaining local holdings information via Connexion browser
Explains how to search for local holdings records in WorldCat and use search results
Procedures for creating, editing, and deleting local holdings records; provides procedures and information for local holdings agents
Explains how to create, customize, and apply local holdings constant data records
Brief, general information on each tag and subfield
Detailed reference on the format for OCLC local holdings records. Defines fields, subfields, and indicators. Provides guidelines for creating and editing record content.
Local Bibliographic Data
Description of local bibliographic data (LBD), the fields that use LBDs, and the search labels you can use to search LBDs.