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Third-party provider and consortial partner/head guidelines for data sync

Discover data sync collection  guidelines for libraries working through a third-party provider or consortial partner/head and for third-party providers and consortial partners/heads working on behalf of a library.

Overview

OCLC currently works with the following third-party providers and consortial partners/heads:

Third-party providers

  • Baker and Taylor
  • The MARC of Quality
  • MARCIVE
  • Brodart
  • TLC
  • Ingram
  • Book Systems
  • SABINET
  • Casalini

Consortia

  • MOBIUS
  • CARLI
  • MALMAD
  • Florida Virtual Campus
  • OPAL

 Note:

  • If you are a library that would like to synchronize or update your holdings in WorldCat with your local catalog using a third-party provider or a consortial partner/head, but they are not listed above, please contact OCLC Support in your region.
  • If you are not one of the third-party providers or consortial heads listed above, please contact OCLC Support in your region.

Synchronize or update your holdings in WorldCat using a third-party provider or a consortial partner/head

  1. Set up a Bibliographic collection, Delete WorldCat holdings collection, or a Non-MARC numeric search key collection.
  2. Once your collection is set up, send your collection ID to your third-party provider or consortial partner/head.
  3. Your third-party provider or consortial partner/head will connect with OCLC for your specific set up.
  4. Your third-party provider or consortial partner/head will let you know when your holdings have been synchronized or updated.

 Note:

  • For bibliographic and delete WorldCat holdings collections, you can submit MARC, MARCXML, and ONIX 3.0 or above files for data sync processing.
  • If you are using multiple third-party providers, please set up a collection for each provider. 
  • Your resulting data sync reports will be available under your own account.

Synchronize or update holdings in WorldCat for a library's local catalog on behalf of a library

  1. Ensure you have the data sync collection ID for the library you are working on behalf of.
  2. Connect with OCLC Support or DataSync Users to arrange for set up on behalf of the library.
  3. OCLC will connect with you when ready.
  4. You will connect with the library you are working on behalf of when ready.

 Note:

  • For bibliographic and delete WorldCat holdings collections, you can submit MARC, MARCXML, and ONIX 3.0 or above files for data sync processing.
  • If the library has not provided you with a data sync collection ID, refer the library to the instructions provided above.
  • Resulting data sync reports will be available under the library's account.

 

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