Expand access to your library’s collections with a free WorldCat holdings update Your library’s holdings in WorldCat enable people to find items in your collections through WorldCat.org—connecting from popular websites like Google Books, Wikipedia, and Goodreads—and other OCLC services like WorldCat Discovery, FirstSearch, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, and Connexion.
Does WorldCat present the best view of your library?
Accurate holdings in WorldCat are vital to ensure people can find and access all resources currently available in your collections. Up-to-date holdings also ensure they see your latest acquisitions, without viewing items you no longer own.
Update holdings for free
You can now use a new, streamlined process to update WorldCat holdings at no additional charge with your current OCLC subscriptions. When you send your library’s complete MARC 21 catalog data, the process matches your records with WorldCat and: Adds holdings to matching WorldCat records Removes inaccurate WorldCat holdings Adds new records when a matching record is not available Secure your project now This free option is only available for a limited time, so submit your request soon to ensure your library’s update is scheduled. Project requests will be accepted through 31 May 2022 and all catalog data must be submitted by 15 June 2022.
Just submit a request at oc.lc/holdings-request and an OCLC holdings update expert will contact you with details.
Verify the Online Catalog links to connect your patrons and staff to your local catalog to view the local call number and shelf status for items they are seeking.
• Go to WorldCat Registry > Online Catalog Links to get started.
• The Suggest Links feature will automatically generate URL syntaxes for many vendors and online catalog products. These suggested links appear in the search by ISBN, search by ISSN and search by OCLC Number sections.
• Use the Test button to verify that the suggested links work as expected in your local catalog. You may substitute your own ISBN, ISSN or OCLC number for the suggested ones; this ensures that the item is part of your library’s collection.
• Tutorial: Configure links to your library’s online catalog
• Documentation: Linking from search results to your OPAC
Available for free. They have packs of 50. You may order up to 4 packs at a time. There is a main label and then a customer receipt on the label book. You can write information that will help keep track of transaction numbers or titles. Check the margin for the link to the USPS page. Did I mention that the labels and the service are free?
Tulsa City-County Library has announced their move to a different Interlibrary Loan consortium. They will no longer be a participant in Oklahoma’s WorldCat Resource Sharing Group. We would like to thank them for their many years of partnership with Oklahoma libraries in statewide resource sharing. You will want to return materials borrowed from them so they can clear records from OCLC.
We have a new code prepared by the Interlibrary Loan Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 1994, revised 2001. Revised by the Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee, Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) 2008 and 2015. Approved by RUSA Board January 11, 2016.
Please take time and look this important document over.
The .PDF can be found here:
WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch will continue to operate in parallel as OCLC develops a new version of FirstSearch and continues to add features to WorldCat Discovery. Access to the current version of FirstSearch will continue into 2017 while this development occurs. WorldCat Local and WorldShare Management Services subscribers have access to WorldCat Discovery and all optional features.
When you’re ready to move from FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery, let us know and we’ll send you your WorldCat Discovery URL. Register to get your WorldCat Discovery URL
Here is the FAQ page.
If you need any help with your WorldShare application please go to either WorldShare ILL documentation: http://oc.lc/wsilldoc
or to WorldShare ILL training: http://oc.lc/illtraining
Almost all the training for ILL is FREE, including online classes with an instructor. Their expert support and training is part of the cost paid for by IMLS. I want to remind everyone to please start lending to in-state libraries and if you can to out-of-state libraries to build a relationship of sharing.
Also please check our catalog, which is built on WorldCat Local discovery at http://catalog.odl.state.ok.us/ We lend DVD and audio books, we should be your first stop when shopping for Interlibrary Loan. We have also added our databases (statewide as well as some local to our holdings in WorldCat. Please check this out as it will look similar to using WorldCat Discovery.
Thank you and keep sharing your resources and supplying materials to your patrons.
To keep you updated on new features and services in OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.
IMPORTANT UPDATE about end of access to WorldCat Resource Sharing
There is now just one date for you to remember in completing your transition from WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare ILL:
***ACCESS TO WORLDCAT RESOURCE SHARING WILL END ON MAY 19, 2014. ***
All WorldCat Resource Sharing users must use WorldShare ILL for all ILL activity on this date.
This means initiation of new requests in WorldCat Resource Sharing will not end on April 14 as previously announced.
Most OCLC ILL members are now actively using the WorldShare ILL service, and OCLC is monitoring progress of approximately 900 WorldCat Resource Sharing libraries not yet using the new service.
*****REASONS TO COMPLETE YOUR TRANSITION TO WORLDSHARE ILL TODAY*****
REMINDER: ILLiad users do not need to make any changes to your ILL workflow.
ILL staff using WorldShare regularly let us know which new features they like most. Here is the “Top 10” list of reasons to use WorldShare ILL:
- 15-library lender string saves staff time and increases fill rates.
- Integration of lender Days to Respond means I no longer need to manually track Enter My Symbol Twice (EMST) libraries.
- Integrated Article Exchange workflow improves the upload process.
- Easy-to-see Alerts tell me when a document has been delivered via Article Exchange.
- OPAC links for borrowers reduce requests for items available in my library.
- OPAC links for lenders means locating requested items in my library is faster.
- Viewing lender charges and use of IFM in holdings displays help me quickly choose the best lenders.
- Customized book strap lets me print my library’s logo and include a note to the requestor.
- As a lender, I can save the Local ID field before printing a request so I can retrieve materials quickly from library shelves.
- Open access links to freely available materials let me deliver no-cost materials to my users quickly.
Need help getting started?
ü Visit http://oc.lc/start for training and documentation resources.
ü Contact OCLC Support in your region with specific questions about using the service.