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OCLC Working With Libraries to Test Record Management Functionality

OCLC is working with 13 libraries on three continents to beta test OCLC WorldShare Metadata Record Manager, which offers new record management functionality to enhance a library’s ability to catalog its collections, including electronic, digital, and physical materials. It will be available to libraries using WorldShare Management Services WMS) beginning in September 2013. In 2014, Record Manager will be available to all OCLC cataloging members using WMS, alternative cloud-based services, or traditional integrated library systems.

OCLC began working with a group of academic, public, and special libraries in the U.S. earlier this year to test Record Manager functionality. Libraries in the U.K., Australia, and Spain recently joined the pilot. Cataloging librarians at the participating libraries are using Record Manager to create new WorldCat records, enrich existing records, maintain WorldCat holdings data, and customize local bibliographic data. This brings with it flexibility and improvements to the way libraries describe and profile the unique resources that they hold. In May, pilot participants began testing functionality to customize local holdings records.

WorldShare Metadata is a core part of OCLC’s strategy of library collaboration to provide integrated solutions to support the complete library management workflow, including selection, acquisition, metadata, license management, discovery, resource sharing, and analytics. OCLC is developing Record Manager as a complement to WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager, used to automatically update the metadata and access details for collections of electronic resources. These new WorldShare Metadata applications will be enhanced in phases over the next few years and provide a complete metadata management solution for licensed, digital, and physical resources across multiple formats.

Source: OCLC

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