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Deselect a collection or a title

See how to deselect a knowledge base collection at the collection level or how to deselect a single title.

About deselecting knowledge base collections and titles

You can deselect entire knowledge base collections and individual titles within a knowledge base collection in Collection Manager. Once you deselect a collection or title in the knowledge base, any holdings set in WorldCat will be removed for the deselected titles.

If you would like to deselect a shared collection, see Share knowledge base collections.

If you would like to stop an automatic feed, see Discontinue a feed in one or more collections.

Deselect a collection

  1. Navigate to the WorldShare interface > Metadata tab > Collection Manager.
  2. Select a Scope from the drop-down list.
     Note: Leave My Selected Collections selected.

    Collection Manager search scopes 

  3. In the Search Term(s) field, enter your terms or leave the field empty.
  4. Click Search.
  5. From the search results list, locate the collection you want to deselect and then click the Deselect link in the Selections column.
    Deselect a collection
    • If MARC record delivery is enabled for the collection, the Stop MARC Delivery dialog will open. From the dialog, select one of the following:
      • Deliver Delete Records - You will receive delete records for the collection after it is deselected.
      • Do Not Deliver Delete Records - You will not receive delete records for the collection after it is deselected.
      Stop MARC Delivery dialog - Image
      Stop MARC Delivery dialog

    After deselecting the collection, a Not Selected message will appear to alert you that the collection is not selected by your library.

Deselect a title

 Note: If you originally selected a collection in full, you will not be able to deselect individual titles.

  1. Navigate to the WorldShare interface > Metadata tab > Collection Manager.
  2. Select a Scope from the drop-down list.
     Note: Leave My Selected Collections selected.

    Collection Manager search scopes

  3. In the Search Term(s) field, enter your terms or leave the field empty.
  4. Click Search.
  5. From the search results list, click the collection name from which you want to deselect a title.
  6. From the Titles table, locate the title you want to deselect and then click the Deselect Title link in the Selections column.

Deselect multiple titles

To delete several titles within a collection, you have the option to download a KBART file. In brief:

  1. Download a KBART file from within a collection's Titles accordion.
  2. In a spreadsheet application, delete the rows that represent the titles you want to deselect.
  3. For the remaining rows, use the value "select" in the ACTION column.
  4. Save your spreadsheet as a Text (Tab delimited) (.txt) or if it includes diacritics or Non-Latin/Non-Roman characters, save it as Unicode Text (.txt).
  5. Upload your file. It will be locked for re-indexing while it processes.

For complete instructions, see Modify titles using a KBART file.

 

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