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Choose a method to add or create a knowledge base collection

Choose a method to add your knowledge base collection data in Collection Manager. Most libraries adding more than one collection use more than one method.
  • Add open access content
    Add open access knowledge base collections within Collection Manager. The instructions include additional options for WorldShare Management Services and WorldCat Local libraries.
  • Create a database-only collection
    WorldShare Acquisitions and WorldShare License Manager libraries, create a database-only knowledge base collection through Collection Manager.
  • Create a knowledge base collection
    Create a knowledge base collection that is not in the global WorldCat knowledge base. Use these instructions to create an electronic collection that is not in the global knowledge base or to create a print collection.
  • Create a print serial collection
    WorldShare Management Services, WorldCat Local, and WorldCat Discovery libraries create print serial knowledge base collections so patrons can find them alongside their electronic serial titles.
  • Map titles from a holdings file
    Upload holdings from a third party (EBSCO, Serial Solutions, or SFX) to create collections in your knowledge base.
  • Modify a collection to select your subset of titles
    Follow the instructions to download a KBART-formatted spreadsheet of title data, modify the data to match your subscription, and upload the collection.
  • Providers and contacts for automatic collection loading
    For some collections, OCLC and your provider can automatically add and maintain your library-specific collection data. See the list of providers including those that offer demand-driven acquisition (DDA) collections.
  • Request government document collections
    At your request, OCLC will use your Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) profile information to maintain your library-specific government document collections. After confirming that OCLC has loaded your collections, set holdings in WorldCat and enable MARC record delivery.
  • Select a knowledge base collection in full
    Search for a knowledge base collection in Collection Manager and if it matches your subscription, select the collection in full using the button in the interface.
  • Share knowledge base collections
    See how to share collections with the knowledge bases of libraries in your consortium so that only one of you has to do collection maintenance.
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