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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.

Represent your print serials in order to:

  • Surface print titles side by side with full-text resources in the A to Z list
  • Optimize the discovery of full-text resources by using coverage to determine article holdings in WorldCat Discovery

To create a print serial knowledge base collection in Collection Manager:

  1. Follow the instructions to Create a knowledge base collection in Collection Manager.

     Note: You can create a collection using a list of OCLC numbers. You can upload the list via a KBART file or by entering the OCLC numbers in the interface. The system can automatically populate title data from the WorldCat master record. Afterward, you must include your coverage information. See Add titles using a KBART file upload, Use "Autofill"  and Add titles one-by-one in the interface, Lookup by OCN.

  2. After you create the collection, navigate in Collection Manager to Settings > WorldCat Discovery > Coverage and enable the coverage settings. Do not enable the setting until after you have represented your print serial collections. See Coverage for more information.