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Get WorldCat records and holdings for content from AV Café.

Determine the best method to get records and holdings for your content

Choose the type of collection to add in Collection Manager based on how you order materials from your provider. Do you order title-by-title or in online book packages?

If you order title-by-title, follow the instructions to follow the instructions in Option 1: Create a cataloging partner collection through Collection Manager .

If you order in online book packages, follow the instructions in Option 2: Get records through Contract Cataloging.

Option 1: Create a cataloging partner collection through Collection Manager

Create a Collection Manager account 

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

Coordinate with your provider

After you order items from your provider, at your request your provider will send OCLC an electronic invoice with your order information to OCLC. Please note:

The account number and collection ID you enter in Collection Manager must match what your provider sends to OCLC on your behalf.

Providers differ in the data elements they send to OCLC.

Configure settings and create the collection in Collection Manager

Get WorldCat MARC records that include your electronic order information. See the guide Create a cataloging partner collection which includes instructions to:

  1. Configure institution settings for cataloging partner collections
  2. Create a cataloging partner collection
  3. Download files in My Files

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Visit us in office hours. Bookmark the landing page for instructional materials on Cataloging partner collections

Option 2: Get records through Contract Cataloging

How to sign up

 Note: Records through OCLC Contract Cataloging are not included in your OCLC Cataloging Subscription.

Complete the Cataloging Partners record request (standard) form.

Next steps

When records are available, you will receive an email notification from OCLC and instructions on how to obtain the records.

If your records are not as you expect, please send OCLC a message at and include your OCLC symbol.

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