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OCLC Offers New Cataloging Program
A new program offered by OCLC and participating library materials providers offers custom OCLC cataloging and physical processing to libraries during the acquisition process. The OCLC Cataloging Partners Program is part of OCLC's ongoing effort to build relationships with distributors, importers, booksellers, and publishers to get bibliographic information sooner and provide full MARC cataloging and shelf-ready materials at an overall lower cost to libraries, especially for non-English and non-book materials.
Through the OCLC Cataloging Partners Program, libraries place an order with a participating vendor to receive full MARC records from OCLC. OCLC works with partners to ensure that 100 percent of the titles ordered from those partners have high-quality cataloging records in WorldCat that can be supplied along with the materials at the time they are ordered. The program guarantees that all titles on a vendor's active list are in WorldCat; OCLC Custom Services staff does any original cataloging that might be needed.
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