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What is the difference between the vendors found in Usage Data and those found in Vendors?

You can find vendor information in License Manager in Usage Data and in Vendors. However, the areas are used for different purposes.

Usage Data

Use the Usage Data area to configure vendors for automatic harvest. Please note:

  • The vendors you find via the Usage Data screen have been vetted as compatible with License Manager
  • Vendors can outsource statistical reporting to another vendor. Therefore, the vendors may or may not match vendors configured in License Manager, knowledge base collections in Collection Manager, and/or Acquisitions


Use the Vendors area as part of your WorldShare Acquisitions workflow. Please note:

  • Any library can add a new vendor
  • Vendors are designed for use within Acquisitions