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7 hours ago WorldCat is the manifestation of the creativity and innovation of the staff of OCLC and thousands of librarians. Unique in scale and unparalleled in data quality, WorldCat makes library collections findable and accessible around the world. OCLC’s team of expert catalogers and data quality

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5 hours ago See the top 100 novels of all time found in WorldCat libraries around the world. Use WorldCat tools Keep library resources close at hand from your browser or personalized Web page.

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6 hours ago See the top 100 novels of all time found in WorldCat libraries around the world. Use WorldCat tools Keep library resources close at hand from your browser or personalized Web page.

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3 hours ago WorldCat consists of three components: a bibliographic catalog, a knowledge base and a registry for library information. The WorldCat bibliographic catalog includes millions of records covering everything that is available to users in the library. The WorldCat knowledge base combines data about electronic library holdings with access links so users can find and access content.

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1 hours ago Online Catalog Direct to Multiple OCLC Numbers: The URL to conduct an OR search against the local catalog for multiple OCLC numbers which identify the same record. This will handle cases where many OCLC numbers have been reduced to a single OCLC number in the WorldCat database and the holdings in the local catalog may not match the holdings in

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6 hours ago Search the OCLC Catalog (Manuscript materials). The Library of Congress provides a gateway for searching the OCLC Catalog (Manuscript materials) -- close to 300,000 catalog records describing archival and manuscript collections in public, college and university, and special libraries located throughout North America and around the world. Access to this …

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1 hours ago Take advantage of a global catalog. The Internet is the first choice for most information seekers. With your holdings and other metadata contributed to WorldCat, WorldCat.org makes your library's resources more visible to more people on the Web. As the world's largest library catalog, it helps users find items in libraries close to them.

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3 hours ago OCLC Research is one of the world’s leading centers devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries and archives in a rapidly changing information technology environment. Find your next breakthrough. Visit the OCLC Next blog for unique insights on topics that matter most to you and your library.

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5 hours ago OCLC # OCLC assigns a unique number to each bibliographic record input into WorldCat. OCLC numbers vary in length. Enter an OCLC number without leading zeros. For example: 9111188; 35796477; 237005966; UPC. The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbol that is used to track trade items in stores (e.g., audio and video products).

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9 hours ago WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.Learn more ››

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7 hours ago OCLC coordinates and maintains the VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) service, which aggregates the world’s major name authority files. More than 50 organizations from more than 30 countries, including many national libraries, contribute their authority files to VIAF, which then matches and links the records into a merged “super

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5 hours ago 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. Connexion: Searching WorldCat Quick Reference.

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1 hours ago Online Catalog Direct to Multiple OCLC Numbers: The URL to conduct an OR search against the local catalog for multiple OCLC numbers which identify the same record. This will handle cases where many OCLC numbers have been reduced to a single OCLC number in the WorldCat database and the holdings in the local catalog may not match the holdings in

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2 hours ago An OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription allows you to quickly copy catalog most of your new materials with high-quality WorldCat records. Original cataloging tools allow you to catalog in the format you prefer. When the WorldCat community enriches metadata, you receive automatic MARC record updates that keep your collections current.

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8 hours ago The most direct search of internet resources is the Access Method search (use 5856) which searches the URLs in some WorldCat records. The characters between the punctuation in the URL are the "words" that are searched for. For example, https://www.oclc.org is searched by the "words" www, oclc, and org.

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Just Now OCLC WorldCat is an online union catalog of over 2 billion titles at 72,000 libraries in 172 countries and territories. The catalog of the Family History Library also has been made available via OCLC WorldCat starting in 2014. Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, OCLC WorldCat does not list sources housed …

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9 hours ago A single, cloud-based platform. Services and applications are built on the OCLC WorldShare Platform, a global, interconnected web architecture that provides flexible, open access to WorldCat data. A consistent set of business- and data-level web services lets libraries, developers and partners build and share applications that streamline and enhance library workflows.

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What is oclc worldcat?

OCLC makes WorldCat itself available free to libraries, but the catalog is the foundation for other subscription OCLC services (such as resource sharing and collection management). WorldCat is used by librarians for cataloging and research and by the general public. OCLC was founded in 1967 under the leadership of Fred Kilgour.

Why catalog with oclc?

Save time with streamlined cataloging. OCLC's cataloging and metadata services give you the tools you need to effectively manage physical and electronic resources. Automated metadata services and industry partnerships eliminate redundant steps, which gives your staff time to work on other priorities.

When was oclc founded?

OCLC was founded in 1967 under the leadership of Fred Kilgour. That same year, OCLC began to develop the union catalog technology that would later evolve into WorldCat; the first catalog records were added in 1971.

What are oclc worldshare services?

Services and applications are built on the OCLC WorldShare Platform, a global, interconnected web architecture that provides flexible, open access to WorldCat data. A consistent set of business- and data-level web services lets libraries, developers and partners build and share applications that streamline and enhance library workflows.

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