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Comparator Groups

Learn how to create a comparator group.

Create a Comparator Group

To create a comparator group:

  1. Navigate to Comparator Groups > ADD > Add a Comparator Groups
  2. Name your group
  3. Select Comparator Group from the drop-down
  4. Add a Description (Optional)
  5. Institution (will search through the registry of OCLC libraries)
  6. Click Save.

 Note: You have the option to edit your saved comparator group after it is saved to your dashboard.

Types of comparator groups

My Library group

Multiple groups can be created within a single institution, consisting of different subsets of your set of holding symbols.

Comparator Library group

To access your saved comparator groups, click on Comparator Groups at the top of the page.

Searching the registry

Tips for searching institutions in the registry:

  • University can be spelled UNIV (ex: UNIV OF DAYTON).
  • Search by holding the symbol