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OCLC works with JSTOR to automatically add and maintain your knowledge base collection data. Get WorldCat records, holdings, and full-text links for content from JSTOR.

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If you need access to Collection Manager (the Metadata tab in the WorldShare interface), follow the steps to Create a Collection Manager account.

 This provider has OCLC cataloged collections.

Verify your collections have not been manually selected

If your institution has manually selected a collection or titles in a collection, OCLC will not overwrite your selections. Before the initial load of holdings from your provider, we recommend that you verify that the collection has not be manually selected.

Verify that your collections have not been manually selected

Before the initial load of your collections, please:

  1. Sign in to the WorldShare interface at your library's WorldShare URL [Replace yourlibrary with your library's identifier].
  2. Navigate to Metadata > Collection Manager and locate the search box.
  3. Uncheck My Selected Collections and search for the collection.
  4. Once you have returned the collection in a search, perform one of the following:
    • If the collection is selected in FULL: You will need to deselect it. Our system will not be able to overwrite the collection with the title data directly from your provider. If you have holdings set in WorldCat, de-selecting the collection will remove these holdings. Holdings will be added after OCLC loads the collection (as long as in institution settings, WorldCat Holdings is enabled)
    • If the collection is partially selected to reflect a subset of the titles available in the collections: The system will overwrite your title selections and collection data. If you want to preserve the title selections and collection data before OCLC overwrites it, do so before making a request for your collection to be loaded by OCLC. Within your collection, navigate to Titles > More Actions. Use the option to Download titles in local holdings and choose a format to download a spreadsheet of your title data
    • If the collection is NOT selected: Proceed to request automated collection loading

Request collection loading

Collection names and IDs

There are many collections in the global WorldCat knowledge base. Use the collection data in the table to help you find the relevant collections. If your collection is not returned when you search within Collection Manager, try entering a root word and an asterisk (*) as a truncation operator. For example: Books at JSTOR*

Collection name(s) Collection ID(s) Demand-driven acquisition collections? Frequency provider sends OCLC data Notes about the collection
Books at JSTOR Demand Driven Acquisitions jstor.ebookspda Yes Weekly Please proceed to verify that your collections have not been manually selected and to request collection loading.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased jstor.ebooks No Weekly Please proceed to verify that your collections have not been manually selected and to request collection loading.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions jstor.ebookseba No Weekly This collection is available as part of a pilot program. Please contact JSTOR if you are interested in participating.
Books at JSTOR Open Access jstor.oaebooks No Weekly Because this is an open access collection, your institution will have access to the entire collection by default. You can manually select the collection and you are not required to request collection loading.

How to request collection loading

Contact to request that JSTOR send your collection data to OCLC.  Please provide JSTOR with your institution's OCLC symbol.

If your institution gains access to additional Books at JSTOR collections as listed on this page, it is not necessary to contact JSTOR or to request collection loading again. JSTOR will automatically include your collection data in the established feed to OCLC and OCLC will load collection and title changes to your Collection Manager instance.

See if your collection loaded

We recommend that you wait until your collection is available before you proceed so that all of the settings will be available in Collection Manager.

The amount of time it takes for your titles to be available depends on the timing of your request, how often your provider sends data, when OCLC's loads the data, and the place of your institution's data in a queue. The time for the initial loading process varies from about one week to one month.

To see if your collection has loaded in the WorldShare interface:

  1. Sign in to the WorldShare interface at your library's WorldShare URL ( [Replace yourlibrary with your library's identifier]).
  2. Navigate to Metadata Collection Manager. Do one of the following:

For more information, see Record output and timing.

Choose the instructions that apply to your needs

Get WorldCat MARC records

Record delivery is available to libraries with and to libraries without an OCLC Cataloging Subscription. The functionality to enable WorldCat holdings is relevant to libraries with an OCLC Cataloging Subscription.

  1. Configure institution settings for knowledge base collections.
  2. Configure institution MARC Records settings for knowledge base collections.
  3. Enable record delivery in your collection.
  4. Download files in My Files.

Use collection data with other services

Display full-text links, elevate links from a specific provider, and more. 

  1. Configure institution settings for knowledge base collections.
  2. Use collection data with other services.
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