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How do I change a branch library name?

  • A branch library name has changed and needs to be updated so that it appears correctly on hold request slips. 
Applies to
  • WorldShare Circulation
  • WorldShare ILL
  • Tipasa

The library branch name is configured in Service Configuration WorldCat Registry > Name and Location.

  1. Sign in to OCLC Service Configuration
  2. Go to WorldCat Registry > Branches and Affiliates.
  3. Click on the branch library name to be amended.
  4. Click the Select and Edit this record link.  This will open the branch library record at the Name and Location page.
  5. Edit the Institution Name and click Save Changes.

Please Note that the above change will amend the branch name throughout WorldShare with the exception of the Holding Location displayed in circ items which uses the Display Name in My > Holding Codes & Shelving Location Messages > Holding Codes Translation Table

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